Sudan: Gov’t for More Aid from Int’l Community

The UN World Food Programme has warned that the ongoing war in Sudan “risks triggering the world’s largest hunger crisis” in a country that is witnessing the world’s largest displacement crisis.

On Tuesday, according to a statement by Sudan’s Foreign Ministry, Sudan urged the international community to provide more aid to those affected by the country’s raging military conflict.

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The Sudanese government appeals to the international community for more assistance, “particularly medicines, intravenous solutions, and medical consumables,” said the statement.

Since May 10, fierce clashes have erupted in El Fasher, the capital city of North Darfur State, and its surrounding areas between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which halted the passage of aid convoys through the Al-Tina crossing with Chad.

The clashes in El Fasher are the latest escalation of the conflict between the SAF and the RSF across the country since April 15, 2023.

RSF troops prepare to face off against SAF and its allied militias along the al-Faw axis in Sudan. pic.twitter.com/3MoKz3gUhz

— The Sudan Times (@thesudantimes) June 5, 2024

The UN World Food Programme has warned that the ongoing war in Sudan “risks triggering the world’s largest hunger crisis” in a country that is witnessing the world’s largest displacement crisis.

According to the UN, half of Sudan’s population — some 25 million people — need humanitarian assistance and protection, with nearly 18 million people facing acute food insecurity.

The deadly clashes have so far claimed 15,550 lives and displaced over 8.8 million people nationwide, according to recent estimates by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.