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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Sudan

24 May 2022

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Sudan faces its worst floods ever in 2020. Credit: OCHA/Fayez Abu Bakr

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights –   24 May 2022

Sudan

Erratic seasonal rains, floods, pests and diseases, and input shortages have resulted in well below-average estimates for the 2021-2022 harvest. Prices of locally grown sorghum and millet continued to soar across Sudan, according to the May 2022 Food Prices Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

FAO and the World Food Programme estimate that the number of acutely food insecure people across Sudan is expected to increase from 9.8 million last year to 18 million by September 2022.

Food security and livelihoods sector partners reached 3.9 million people in Sudan with food and livelihood assistance during January-March 2022, according to the Humanitarian Response Programme (HRP) 2022 Periodic Monitoring Report.

In April 2022, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths allocated US$20 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund Rapid Response window for food security response in Sudan, mostly to support seed distribution for the current planting season. Meanwhile, funding shortfall continues to impact the scope of the response with the 2022 HRP only 13 per cent funded to date.