Sudan’s food crisis is growing worse

The United Nations on Tuesday urgently requested funding amounting to more than $75 million to confront the food crisis in Sudan, where more than 17 million people suffer from severe food insecurity after months of war.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned in a statement of “the escalation of the food crisis in Sudan, and calls for immediate and collective action to avoid an imminent humanitarian catastrophe.”
According to forecasts published Tuesday, 17.7 million people, or 37% of the population, face a high level of food insecurity between October 2023 and February 2024.

Since April 15, there has been a conflict between the Sudanese army led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his former deputy, commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
The conflict resulted in the deaths of more than 12,000 people, according to estimates by the Conflict and Armed Incidents Data Project, while the United Nations says that about 6.8 million people were forced to flee their homes.
FAO noted in its statement that “the conflict and escalation of violence are fueling the humanitarian crisis and leading to the deterioration of food security for the population in many urban, peri-urban and rural areas,” explaining that the most affected areas were Darfur, Kordofan and Khartoum.

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