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Conflict pushes families in Sudan towards famine-like conditions

According to the United Nations Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) families in Sudan's conflict zones are being pushed toward famine-like hunger, approximately 18 million people require urgent humanitarian food assistance. 

The UN IPC has identified the violence between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) along with other organized violence as the primary driver of life-threatening food insecurity in Sudan. 

Most of those facing catastrophic food insecurity are concentrated in the country's capital, Khartoum. 

Sudanese families are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of imports. The IPC has warned that without urgent humanitarian assistance, civilians will eventually deplete their resources and starve to death. 

Agencies providing lifesaving and life-sustaining assistance are unable to safely access people who require support. The IPC has emphasized that the complex dynamics of the conflict have proven to be an obstacle for humanitarian organizations.

On 11 December, the United Nations appealed for $46bn in funding for 2024 to help hundreds of millions of people impacted by humanitarian crises including those in Sudan.

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