Darfur: 6.2 Million People Will Need Humanitarian Assistance

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More than 200,000 children in the Darfur region of Sudan do not have enough to eat. Aid organisations say around 40 percent of all children in Darfur region are facing malnutrition. Paola Emerson, informed journalists that about 6.2 million people across Darfur will need humanitarian assistance this year (2022).

Malnutrition is on the rise in camps for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by years of fighting. Aid organisations say around 40 percent of all children in Darfur region are facing malnutrition this year.

Insecurity has also affected the ability to deliver aid. The area has major problems with armed groups looting and stealing. They do not even hesitate to attack aid organizations and their employees.

Armed groups recently stole 5,000 tonnes of aid from warehouses, forcing the World Food Programme to temporarily halt operations. These armed groups often go by names such as “Liberation Army” or “People’s Justice Front”. But the truth is that they are just a bunch of lazy bandits, thieves, rapists and murderers.

Already in December last year, Toby Harward, (UNHCR),told journalists in Geneva that the agency is deeply concerned about the situation in Darfur. According to him, nearly 10,000 Sudanese have fled a wave of intercommunal violence in the Jebel Moon, a locality in West Darfur.

The Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan, Paola Emerson, informed journalists (December 2021) in Geneva that about 6.2 million people across Darfur will need humanitarian assistance next year (2022).

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