Africa As S. Sudan's rainy season ends, more aid for the displaced – but more fighting

Heavy rains since May put a pause on fighting in South Sudan. But with the weather becoming clearer, so too is the lack of progress toward peace over the past six months.

By , Correspondent

Matthew Abbott/AP

For the past six months, South Sudan’s rainy season brought misery to the nearly 2 million civilians displaced by the 10-month civil war. In crowded United Nations camps, tens of thousands lived ankle-deep in latrine overflow; and for those in the countryside, survival meant eating water lilies and drinking from rivers as the land transformed into marshy islands.