UN Warnings of Famine in Sudan

Agencies – Sudan Events

A UN official announced on Saturday that the violent fighting in the city of El Fasher, the capital of the Darfur region, western Sudan, led to “deaths and injuries, widespread displacement and damage to infrastructure,” while the World Food Program WFP said that the situation was “catastrophic” in Sudan, where About 18 million persons face “acute hunger.”
The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Toby Harward, said on his VX account that “the escalation of the conflict would be disastrous for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people who have taken refuge in the city.”
The UN official revealed that the UN office in Sudan receives reports of widespread recruitment of children between the ages of 11 and 17 amid other armed groups in the city.
The UNorganization said, “The number of hungry people has more than doubled compared to last year, and 5 million people are suffering from emergency levels of acute hunger, due to the ongoing conflict” in Sudan between the SAF and the RSF militia.
Since mid-April 2023, the Sudanese army SAF led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support RSF militia, led by Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (Hemedti), have been waging a war that has left more than 13,000 dead and more than 7 million displaced and refugees, according to the United Nations.

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