Ongoing conflicts in Sudan put African country on cusp of famine, new report says

Nearly five million Sudanese are close to famine as the country’s civil war passes the one-year mark, Reuters said in its recent report.

According to statements from aid officials, the warring parties – the army and the Rapid Support Forces – are preventing or hindering aids from reaching areas where starvation is taking hold.

Parts of Sudan are on the brink of famine – a brewing crisis that is man-made. Agriculture has been ravaged as farmers have had their harvested crops stolen by the RSF and fled their lands due to the violence, the report explained.

Hunger, not just fighting, is now driving displacement as people leave home in search of food. Malaria and other diseases are spreading among the displaced.

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