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    5 million people in Sudan are facing ’emergency levels’ of famine, according to the United Nations.

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    Somali Magazine – The UN’s humanitarian director warned on Tuesday that Sudan’s food crisis could worsen as a result of the country’s prolonged conflict.

    “Almost 5 million people in Sudan face emergency levels of hunger, and as the conflict continues, things will only deteriorate,” Martin Griffiths stated in an interview with X.

    Griffiths also stated that he provided $15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to address “this worsening food crisis.”

    Sudan has been plagued by conflict between the army, led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of the ruling Sovereign Council, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

    According to UN data, at least 12,260 people have been killed and more than 33,000 injured since the violence began in April 2023.

    A humanitarian catastrophe is worsening, with about 6.8 million people fleeing their homes for safety in Sudan or neighbouring countries.

    Several cease-fire agreements arranged by Saudi Arabia and US mediators have failed to bring a stop to the hostilities.

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