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Red Cross Urges Immediate Action in Sudan as Millions Faced Acute Hunger and Displacement from Conflict

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 6, 2024
UN official warns that Sudan’s conflict could result in the world’s largest hunger crisis

During a recent trip to Sudan, Cindy McCain, head of the World Food Program, emphasized the urgent need for an end to the violence that has been ravaging the country for over a year. The conflict, which pits the military against a paramilitary group, has left millions of people displaced and facing acute hunger.

McCain spoke about the dire situation in Sudan where hundreds of thousands have fled their homes due to the fighting. The United Nations food agency has reported that approximately 18 million people in Sudan are facing acute hunger, with many being trapped behind the front lines of conflict.

The violence in Sudan began in mid-April when clashes erupted between the military led by Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces commanded by Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo. The conflict quickly spread throughout the nation, affecting urban areas as well as the restive western Darfur region.

Thousands of people have been killed in the fighting, including in a mass killing in a Darfur town where between 10,000 and 15,000 people lost their lives. The conflict has also led to the uprooting of more than 10 million people, who have been forced to flee to safer areas within Sudan or to neighboring countries.

McCain emphasized that immediate action is needed to prevent further humanitarian catastrophe in Sudan. She called on warring parties to cease fighting and allow humanitarian agencies access to deliver aid and assistance to those affected by the conflict.

She warned that if this crisis is not addressed soon it will lead to devastating consequences for not only Sudan but also for neighboring countries and potentially cause a world’s largest hunger crisis.

In conclusion, Cindy McCain highlighted that this crisis requires global attention and support from all nations involved. She urged all stakeholders involved in this conflict resolution process

By Samantha Johnson

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