How Humanitarian Aid and Good Intentions Failed South Sudan

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After 50 years of civil war, South Sudan gained freedom from its northern neighbor just two and a half years ago. Now it has collapsed into ghastly violence and mass displacement, with likely future of epidemic disease and famine. Did outsiders with the best of intentions help create a humanitarian disaster?

For the tribal leaders of South Sudan, freedom from North Sudan meant the freedom to kill each other. That’s according to Alex Perry, contributing editor to Newsweek magazine. His cover story for Newsweek Europe is titled, “George Clooney, South Sudan and How the World’s Newest Nation Imploded".

Credits

Guest:
Alex Perry - Newsweek - @PerryAlexJ

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Gideon Brower, Benjamin Gottlieb