Millions at Risk of Famine: Gaza and Sudan Facing Dire Situation


Millions of people in these regions are on the verge of starvation. This is evidenced by the latest reports of the UN and humanitarian organisations.

Millions at Risk of Famine: Gaza and Sudan Facing Dire Situation
The IPC classifies about 1.1 million people, half of Gaza's population, as being in a state of hunger. In the worst-case scenario, all Gazans will face starvation by July 2024.

Oxfam, a global organization fighting inequality and poverty, has issued a stark warning, highlighting that unless Israel changes its approach, the people of Gaza could face mass death from disease and starvation, surpassing the current casualties of war.

Meanwhile, in Sudan, ongoing conflict has exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation. UN officials have cautioned that Sudan is on the verge of experiencing one of the worst hunger crises in recent history. The civil war, which erupted in April 2023, has left nearly 18 million people facing acute food insecurity, as reported by the UN's World Food Programme.

Aside from Gaza and Sudan, several other countries are also at risk of famine, including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Additionally, Haiti, amidst political turmoil and escalating gang violence, has been flagged as "on the edge of a devastating hunger crisis" by the WFP.

It should be reminded that the last time famine was officially declared was in South Sudan in 2017, following years of civil war. Previous famines throughout history, including those in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Ireland, serve as sombre reminders of the devastating consequences of food insecurity and conflict. As the international community grapples with these crises, urgent action is needed to prevent further suffering and loss of life.

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