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U.N. Warns Sudanese Conflict Pushing Civilians to Famine-Like Conditions

HeadlineDec 15, 2023

The U.N. is warning hunger in Sudan’s conflict zones is headed toward famine-like conditions, as some Khartoum residents have been surviving on a single small daily meal. Some 30 million people, roughly two-thirds of the population, are in need of assistance in Sudan, according to the U.N. That’s double the number before fighting broke out in April between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces. The violence and economic woes have devastated Sudan’s agricultural sector, which has also been hit by below-average rains.

Meanwhile, residents of the city of Omdurman, which lies on the west bank of the Nile River, accuse Sudanese soldiers of looting and shooting civilians in the Ombada district, the only area of the city still controlled by government forces. The RSF has also been accused of looting in areas under its control.

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