"Partnership" with South Sudanese authorities vital to "foster peace"

Stephen O'Brien (right). UNMISS Photo.

Creating partnerships with all levels of government in South Sudan is the best way to "foster peace" and deliver life-saving aid during the on-going crisis.

That's the view of UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, speaking in the middle of his mission this week to the world's youngest country.

A political, humanitarian and health crisis has grown over the past three weeks, sparked by renewed fighting between forces loyal to the country's two top leaders.

60,000 civilians have now fled to neighbouring countries, and nearly 600 new cases of cholera have been reported.

Lwak Nelson spoke to Mr O'Brien and asked him what the UN's priorities were for South Sudan.

Duration: 8'30"

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