South Sudan is in crisis with tens of millions of people at risk of starvation according to the World Food Program. The conflict there has taken thousands of lives and forced millions to flee their homes. What is the scope of the problem? And what can be done to help this young country and its citizens? Maria Armoudian discusses the issues facing South Sudan with Alex de Waal.

Alex de Waal is the Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation and research professor at Fletcher School, Tufts University. His publications include The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power.

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