Inside Story

South Sudan’s forgotten crisis

A humanitarian disaster is looming in this war-torn country.

The civil war in South Sudan has already killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than a million. Now, another 100,000 people have been forced to leave their homes as fighting between rebels and government forces resumes.

Aid agencies have been forced to evacuate their international staff.

The warring factions have so far failed to reach a peace deal to end the war which started in late 2013.

So what’s next? And is the world’s newest country being forgotten? 

Presenter: Richelle Carey
Ateny Wek Ateny, spokesperson for South Sudan’s presidency.
Jens Pedersen, humanitarian adviser to Doctors Without Borders.
Mike Lewis, expert on weapons in South Sudan and a former member of the UN panel of experts on Sudan.