World Food Programme Sudan is a hunger hotspot

The representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) and Country Director for the Sudan, Mr. Eddie Rowe, said that food insecurity in the Sudan was a matter of concern, with the country experiencing the highest number of people facing food insecurity in recent history.

Addressing World Food Day 2022, he said that according to a report by FAO and WFP, the Sudan was one of the most serious hunger hotspots of concern, with an estimated one third of the population facing food insecurity.

Sudan is also among the 48 countries most affected by the global food crisis according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

All families spent at least two thirds of their expenses on food alone, leaving little left to cover other basic needs — including education for their children.

Food prices rose by more than 140%
The World Food Programme (WFP) had had to halve the funding of nutritional activities and prevent moderate acute malnutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five years of age by 50 per cent owing to scarce funding.

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