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19 million in Sudan could be 'acutely food insecure' within months: UN

Published May 05,2023
Smoke billows during fighting between forces of two rival Sudanese generals in Khartoum, on May 5, 2023. (AFP Photo)

The Sudan conflict could cause hunger and malnutrition for 19 million people in the coming months, a spokesman for the UN secretary-general said Friday, citing the World Food Program.

WFP "projects that the number of acutely food insecure people in Sudan will increase by between two and 2.5 million people. That raises the number to a total of 19 million people in the next three to six months if the current conflict continues," Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for Antonio Guterres, said.