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Real risk of famine in Sudan, warns senior FAO official

Real risk of famine in Sudan, warns senior FAO official

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Sudan’s food security crisis is a matter of deep concern with a very real risk there could be famine there, the Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Office of Emergencies and Resilience has told UN News.

Rein Paulsen has been in the war-ravaged country with an interagency team planning how best to scale up the aid response to the food security crisis.

FAO is supporting vulnerable farms to boost crop production and is implementing famine prevention strategies, including vaccinating animals.

“We have a window of opportunity and that window as right now,” he told UN News’s Ezzat El-Ferri from the coastal aid hub of Port Sudan.

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Ezzat El-Ferri, UN News
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