World’s Largest Hunger Crisis in Sudan

Nearly 5 million people in Sudan are on the brink of famine due to the ongoing civil war. Military and paramilitary forces are stealing or blocking aid from reaching those in need. Despite being the ‘world’s largest hunger crisis,’ it receives little global attention.

Garang Achien Akok, from southern Kordofan in Sudan, told Reuters that he fled to Al-Lait refugee camp with his wife and 5 children after Arab militiamen on camels attacked their village and burned their hut.

“I watch helplessly as my wife and children dig holes in the ground with a stick, slide their hands in, and grab some soil. They roll the soil into a ball, put it in their mouths, and swallow it with water.”

A US-funded report by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network warns that the risk of famine in Sudan is extremely high. The report states that hunger levels could reach famine thresholds if the conflict worsens. Due to the conflict and poor rainfall, the 2023 crop season saw an 80% yield loss, with national cereal production down 46% compared to the previous year.

Millions are already suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, with rising deaths among displaced communities. Sudan’s war started in April 2023 between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

As the Bible says in James 2:15-17, faith without action is meaningless. Similarly, words of comfort are useless without tangible help for those in need.

James 2:15-17
“If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

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