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Sudan civilians ‘want conflict to end’ says WFP's Deputy Executive Director

Sudan civilians ‘want conflict to end’ says WFP's Deputy Executive Director

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Amidst ongoing armed conflict in Sudan, where millions of civilians are left displaced and food insecure, Deputy Executive Director for the World Food Programme (WFP), Carl Skau, visited the nation where he said a window of opportunity to reach civilians is rapidly closing as the rainy season approaches. 

Mr. Skau noted that the Sudanese want to see an end to the conflict. He further warned that famine may be approaching and WFP is currently only able to reach about 30 per cent of about 18 million acutely food-insecure people.

WFP’s Leni Kinzli asked Mr. Skau about his visit and he said that internally displaced people (IDPs) are desperate for basic needs and want to return to their homes. 

 

 

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Leni Kinzli, World Food Programme
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