Displaced Sudanese people in South Darfur face “threat of starvation”

Adam Rijal, spokesman for the General Coordination for Displaced Persons and Refugee Camps in the Sudanese Darfur region, said in a statement to Al Jazeera that displaced people in the Kalma camp are at risk of starvation due to lack of food.

Rizal said the situation in the camp, which is located in the city of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, is “tragic and devastating”, stressing the need for rapid intervention by regional and international humanitarian organizations to prevent the disaster from escalating. ,

He reported that the war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces led to the cessation of food rations provided by the World Food Programme, as well as the closure of marginal businesses that provide displaced people with limited income to cover part of their lives. Used to provide. obligation.

The warning comes after the World Food Program reported Friday that it had already received reports of people dying from hunger in Sudan, leaving one in every 10 people facing emergencies without access to food aid on a regular basis. Emphasis is placed on his current inability to provide. Hunger level.

The World Food Program calls on both sides of the war in Sudan to provide immediate and urgent guarantees for the uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian food assistance to areas affected by the conflict, where displaced civilians suffer from hunger, siege and isolation that prevent the arrival . Any life saving assistance.

Nearly 18 million people across Sudan suffer from severe hunger, and more than 5 million people face emergency levels of hunger in the areas most affected by the conflict.

Kalama camp is one of the largest camps filled with displaced people, whose numbers have swelled since the war began in April 2023. It is based in the town of Nyala, which has been controlled by the Rapid Support Forces since late last October.

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