The answer is simple : for the parts of the world this blog is about , this is the saddest , worst and sickest . It is also the one that receives practically no media attention . Sudan (North) is a close contender . As Sudan specialist Eric Reeves recently remarked , “for children , being killed by poison gas is very serious in Syria but not noticed in Darfur“. There is no use of poison gas in South Sudan . It is only killing the usual way (guns , knives and lack of food and medecines) . But for the media it is equally devoid of interest .