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Conflict in Sudan might trigger world’s biggest hunger crisis

United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The imminent threat of famine in Sudan currently demands more support from the World Food Program (WFP), which is expanding its operations in light of the risk of the biggest hunger crisis on the planet.

The UN agency confirmed this week that it will expand its efforts as it considers the country to be “plunged into a situation of widespread hunger and malnutrition.”

According to WFP Regional Director for East Africa Michael Dunford, the program aims to reach out millions of more people who live the daily horrors of war while international support is insufficient.

According to the UN, 18 million people are affected by acute food insecurity in Sudan, a figure that has nearly tripled since 2019, while nearly five million suffer from emergency levels of hunger.

“The world cannot claim that it does not know how dire the situation in Sudan is or that it does not know that urgent action is needed,” Dunford reckoned as he called for the attention and support needed to avert a nightmare scenario for the Sudanese people.