August 8, 2022

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International concern about food insecurity and humanitarian risks in Sudan

International concern about food insecurity and humanitarian risks in Sudan

Khartoum: Imad Hassan

The World Bank announced a freeze on all its programs for the Sudanese government effective October 25, but clarified in a statement that the international community is concerned about growing food insecurity and humanitarian risks. Working with the country and the bank; Finding appropriate ways to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people.

“Accordingly, at the request of the international community, the World Bank today signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Program worth $100 million to directly finance the implementation of a new emergency safety net program in Sudan through the World Food Programme,” he added. He said the new program responds to acute food insecurity in Sudan, adding that the program aims to provide cash and food transfers to more than two million food-insecure beneficiaries in 11 states. He emphasized that funding would be channeled exclusively through the World Food Program to expand the response to provide food security and provide direct support to the most vulnerable groups in Sudan, noting that priority would be given to women, children, the elderly and people. with defects.

On the other hand, Gojali Hamad Abdullah, the governor of Ghazsala state, announced that the security situation in the state capital has calmed down and stabilized, while major military reinforcements have been halted in support of security. A briefing report to the governor on the aftermath of the events held by a section of the Hausa people as a result of the protest marches to the Blue Nile events that took place in Kassala on Sunday and Monday. In addition to the deaths of three Hausa protestors, several government offices, vehicles and collection points were torched. And many of them were injured.

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