Risk of acute malnutrition expands in Sudan

Beyond the direct victims, the war in Sudan is increasing hunger, a scourge that already affected one in three Sudanese. Between 2 and 2.5 million more people could suffer from acute malnutrition in Sudan, bringing the total to 19 million within six months if the conflict continues, a UN spokesman said on Friday.

“The World Food Program predicts that the number of acutely malnourished people will increase to between 2 and 2.5 million, increasing the total number to 19 million in the next three to six months if the conflict continues,” said Farhan Haq. , Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General.

A special session on May 11

Faced with the “catastrophe” denounced for three weeks by humanitarian workers, the international community is struggling to act in organized ranks. The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on May 11, almost a month after the outbreak of hostilities.

Sunday, it is the ministers of the countries of the Arab League who must examine “the Sudanese file” on which they are deeply divided, after several discussions between leaders of the African Union (AU) and Igad, the regional organization of East Africa.

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