Sudan Could Become World’s Worst Hunger Crisis – UN Warns


The United Nations working in Sudan has warned that the levels of hunger and malnutrition after a year of civil war are much worse than previously thought.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other organisations said the breakdown of governance and infrastructure means a famine is now almost inevitable.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has said Sudan could become “the world’s worst hunger crisis”.

Aid to the troubled Darfur region has been largely blocked by the war.

In addition, the country is not in a position to begin planting crops for the new growing season in May.

MSF said one child was dying every two hours at a camp in North Darfur where it screened tens of thousands of displaced people. It says conditions could be much worse in remote areas.