The distant famine (Deseret News)
- Impact Area
Deseret News published an article stating that COVID-19 and the Ukraine war are leaving Sudan on the brink. Today, the Sudanese government is too cash-strapped to help its people. Almost a third of Sudan’s domestic production — roughly 150-200 metric tons, according to the WFP — is now rotting in farmhouses. It’s as if Sudan is trying to put out multiple house fires with a single bucket of water. According to IFPRI, some worry the crisis could launch instability across the region, in the same way that record food prices preceded the Arab Spring a decade ago. In Sudan, bread isn’t only a staple of the diet, it’s also political. Baladi, a traditional flatbread, accounts for 530 calories per person per day.