In South Sudan, people are sheltering from conflict wherever they can, including a network of islands in the swamps of Unity State. On one island, where 2,300 displaced people live without access to clean water or toilets, cholera has become rife.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is the latest in a string of international officials trekking to South Sudan to try and pressure rival leaders to call a halt to their four-month long civil war. Reporter Andrew Green is in the capital Juba and tells host Marco Werman that he sees a sliver of hope in efforts to end the fighting.
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