Food security is deteriorating in Sudan: USD $581.2 million are urgently needed

The most recent IPC analysis found 17.7 million people were facing acute hunger during the harvest season (October 2023 to February 2024), typically the most food secure time of the year. As the lean season appraches in May, the number of people who are acutely food insecure is expected to rise, due to ongoing conflict and growing intercommunal violence, macroeconomic crisis, soaring prices of food, fuel and essential goods, and below average agricultural production. Conflict, insecurity and climate shocks have hampered agricultural production in the 2023/24 harvesting season: hunger is looming ahead of 2024 lean season. 

Urgent action must be taken to prevent populations facing IPC4 emergency conditions from falling into catastrophic levels of hunger and destitution. Particular attention should be paid to 29 localities located in Central Darfur, Khartoum, North Darfur, North Kordofan, South Darfur, South Kordofan, West Darfur and West Kordofan that are currently classified in IPC Phase 4 and may see populations slip into a higher phase due to the impact of conflict and displacement, poor agricultural production, rising food prices and limited humanitarian assistance. Access to these 29 localities and resources are urgently needed to prevent a further deterioration.

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