- Recently, the United Nations declared a famine in parts of South Sudan
- Forest Whitaker: Though the young nation is in dire straits, it's not too late to address the crisis and save innocent lives
Forest Whitaker is an artist and social activist. He is the founder and CEO of Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative and a UNESCO special envoy for peace. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)I am just back from South Sudan, one of the world's most fragile nations. For years, I have been moved by the kind people who maintain hope that they will live to see peace. My heart has ached for them, as they have endured pain and violence that make such hope feel out of reach.