WFP warns of risk of famine in Darfur

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has warned that famine in Darfur is imminent.

The civilian population of El Fasher is already facing catastrophic levels of starvation, as relief convoys from Tine, on the Chadian border, have been blocked.

WFP Spokesperson for Sudan, Leni Kinsuri, told reporters about the situation in El Fasher, North Darfur state, and how conflict and restricted access are causing devastating levels of hunger in the country. he said. “Our Call for Humanitarian Access to Sudan’s Conflict Hotspots” WFP calls for unrestricted access to provide support to families struggling to survive amid devastating violence. and urgently need safety guarantees. To do this, we must be able to use the Adre Border Observation Post to deliver aid across the front lines from Port Sudan. Reach people across the Darfur region.

Over the past six weeks, WFP has provided emergency food and nutrition assistance to more than 300,000 people in north, west and central Darfur using the Tine and Adole border crossings and crossroads from Port Sudan. . All access to these is blocked.

As the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, the required financial resources are shrinking to 10% of the $2.6 billion needed to meet the needs of Sudan and neighboring countries.

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