Sudan has now ended up on the World Food Programme‘s list of countries that could be hit by acute famine. More than 18 million people are projected to face acute hunger in 2022.
The combined effects of conflict, economic crisis, climate shocks and poor harvests are significantly affecting people’s access to food. These factors will likely double the number of people facing acute famine to more than 18 million people in 2022.
In recent months, there has been a surge in the numbers of people displaced due to conflict over land, livestock, access to water and grazing, in parts of Darfur and the Kordofan region. This has eroded livelihoods, damaged farms and triggered widespread unemployment.
In 2022, WFP is planning to reach 9.3 million people in Sudan with life-saving food and cash assistance, nutrition support, school meals and livelihood opportunities.
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