In the past few weeks, fighting between military groups in Sudan has resulted in multiple civilian injuries and casualties. This sudden burst of conflict might be surprising, but it’s just the latest in a complex of history of war in Sudan. We’ll briefly explain what’s happening in Sudan, the history of how the conflict got here and how it’s affecting Sudanese civilians.
In regions around the world, the climate crisis is causing more frequent and intense extreme weather events. From droughts to hurricanes to floods, these climate extremes are driving more people into severe hunger and poverty.
These are the 10 worst hunger crises in the world today based on where the U.N. World Food Programme works and has collected recent data. The crises are ranked by the total number of people facing severe hunger in each country.
Improving the food security of families like Mohammed and Madina’s has contributed to peace and stability in the region, and is encouraging those who fled conflict to return to their villages.
WFP staff in Yemen, the Central Sahel and Sudan share their thoughts on what peace would mean for families caught in the crossfires of hunger and conflict.
Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Our hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.
In honor of World Refugee Day, we're sharing the story of Yahya who fled his home because of conflict 15 years ago.
For the first time in ten years, UN humanitarian agencies have been able to access conflict-affected communities in the five non-governmental areas controlled in Sudan.
Every month Khamisa, who wants to become a doctor, walks from the family shelter to the U.N. World Food Programme distribution centre in Alagaya Camp, White Nile State to collect food for her parents and four siblings. She is one of the 387,000 refugees across Sudan that WFP supported in the first half of 2019. "Home is close by, but it feels so long ago," Khamisa says.
WFP Executive Director David Beasley congratulated leaders of Sudan and one of the country’s rebel groups for agreeing to principles to resolve their conflict including that freedom of religion would be guaranteed to all Sudanese in a civil, democratic federal state.
More than 30,000 Ethiopians have crossed across into Sudan, fleeing conflict in their home region. We urgently need additional funding to save their lives.
The number of acutely hungry people in the world may increase by more than 100 million this year, and some countries could be headed for famine.