What intervention is needed to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Sudan? | Conflict

Millions of people have been forced from their homes and are teetering on the edge of starvation due to war. The conflict in Sudan has resulted in one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

Over nine months of fighting between the army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has pushed nearly five million people to the brink of famine. The World Food Programme has reported that the number of hungry Sudanese has doubled since the violence began in April. Insecurity and limited access have made it nearly impossible for aid agencies to operate.

Humanitarian organizations are urging the international community to increase funding and not forget about Sudan as other conflicts grab the world’s attention.

So, what can be done to alleviate the suffering of the Sudanese people?

Presenter: Tom McRrae

Guests:

  • Hajooj Kuka – Spokesperson for Emergency Response Rooms, a youth-led volunteer network delivering aid in Sudan.
  • Raga Makawi – Editor of African Arguments, a pan-African online news platform.
  • William Carter – Sudan country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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