A Famine is Approaching as Sudan’s Darfur Receives its First UN food Supplies in Months.

A Famine is Approaching as Sudan’s Darfur Receives its First UN food Supplies in Months.

According to Leni Kinzli, the WFP’s Sudan spokesman, food delivery has started in West and Central Darfur as of Friday.

The WFP’s cross-border assistance convoys made their first deliveries to Darfur on Friday. This was after extensive discussions to reopen humanitarian corridors from Chad, which had been closed in February by officials sympathetic to the Sudanese army.For the first time in many months, the UN has started distributing food in the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, in response to warnings of an oncoming famine brought on by a year-long conflict and limited access to food aid. According to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), two relief convoys, each carrying food and nutrition support for over 250,000 people for a month, crossed the border from Chad in late March.

In 2023, Sudan’s cereal production was almost cut in half, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report released in March.

Where the fighting was most violent, such as in the states of Kordofan and Darfur, where the FAO estimated that production was eighty percent below average, the largest declines were reported. The amount of hunger in West Darfur is problematic, according to Kinzli.

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