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May 5, 2024

People eating ‘grass and peanut shells’ in Darfur, UN says, as hunger crisis engulfs war-ravaged Sudan

This is a deeply distressing news. The conflict in Sudan's Darfur region has caused severe food shortages. The United Nations (UN) reports that in extreme circumstances, people have been forced to eat grass and peanut shells to stave off hunger. The existing conflict along with the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened the situation, leading to a hunger crisis in the country. The UN and other humanitarian organisations are working to provide food aid and other relief to the affected populations. However, the armed conflict and lack of access to several parts of the country have severely hindered these efforts. If you would like to help, there are several international humanitarian organizations, such as Save the Children, the World Food Programme and the International Red Cross that have special funds dedicated to the Sudan crisis that you can donate to. Additionally, raising awareness about the situation in Sudan also greatly helps.