FAMINE DANGER IMMINENT IN SUDAN SUFFERING BY CIVIL WAR: IBC AND IDRF RUNS TO SAVE LIVES OF THOUSANDS


The civil war in Sudan makes the living conditions of the people more difficult day by day. One of the most important problems of the Sudanese people, who need a lot of humanitarian relief, is not having access to food.

Sudan is one of the countries that has difficulties in accessing basic human needs. The public needs assistance under many headings, including health, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene. According to the report announced by the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) for 2023 in Sudan, which has a population of 51 million, it is stated that 15.8 million people in the country, approximately one-third of the total population, are struggling to survive under harsh conditions. Moreover, the current situation unfortunately continues to get worse for the Sudanese people with each passing year.

Women and children are among those most affected by hunger

According to the data announced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Global Humanitarian Overview 2024, approximately 300 million people in the world need assistance due to conflicts, climate change and various reasons. The report states that the same situation will be valid for 74.1 million people in East and Southern Africa in the coming year. It is stated that the crisis in Sudan accounts for almost 40 percent of this figure. However, in the detail of the same report, it is underlined that due to the conflict that has broken out since August 2023, the needs to be met in Sudan are increasing and the number of people that need to be helped will increase to 30 million in 2024. The conflicts that have been going on since last April make the situation even worse. More than 8.2 million people who had to leave the areas they live in and 6.5 million people who were displaced within the country are struggling to survive in the grip of hunger.

As in every disaster, women and children are among those most affected, as always. Of the approximately 2.9 million children under five years of age, 700,000 are at risk of acute malnutrition. It is stated that if a solution is not found to prevent the problem of access to food, 200,000 children, pregnant women and new mothers will die of hunger.

Following the developments in Sudan closely, International Blue Crescent Foundation (IBC) in collaboration with IDRF Canada, took action to find a solution to the food problem of the Sudanese people who are struggling to survive in the grip of hunger. Food packages were distributed to approximately 1200 families (6000 people) who had to flee to the outskirts and villages of Khartoum due to the ongoing conflict, with the sense of solidarity, cooperation and unity that the month of Ramadan brings.

IBC, in collaboration with IDRF Canada, extended a helping hand to the people of Sudan

IBC will continue its activities in the country to ensure that children and women are least affected by the situation, together with IDRF Canada, also targeted children with food package relief during Ramadan, ensuring that approximately 3400 children under the age of 15 benefited from this relief. We need the support of our valuable donors to solve the food problem that threatens the lives of millions of people in the country.



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