Media playback is unsupported on your device

The psychological cost of war in South Sudan

South Sudan is desperately in need of mental health facilities to treat people brutalised by decades of conflict.

The on-going civil war started last December, killing thousands and displacing many more. A temporary truce is in place and the guns have fallen silent for now, but this latest conflict is only exacerbating the psychological cost of decades of war.

In a country of some ten-million people, there are just two trained psychiatrists.

Tom Burridge reports.

  • 30 Oct 2014
Go to next video: In 60 secs: South Sudan famine warning