A Race Against the Coming Rainy Season in South Sudan

The rainy season is about to hit South Sudan. Under normal circumstances, life gets immeasurably more difficult for people affected by seasonal flooding. This year, though, some 800,000 South Sudanese fled their homes as an incipient civil war threatened to descend into ethnic violence.

The conflict has largely subsided, but has not gone away entirely. Now, humanitarian agencies and the United Nations are racing against the clock to prepare for blocked roads, floods, cholera and other hardships that the rainy season may bring.

This video from UNICEF offers some insight into what that preparation looks like on the ground.