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The huge country on the brink of world's largest crisis after horror 'genocide' warning

The fighting has left more than half of Sudan’s population, approximately 25 million out of 46 million, in need of humanitarian assistance.

UNHRC figures show that around 18 million people are facing acute food insecurity, with 5 million of that number at emergency levels.

Of the 8.6 million displaced, two million have fled abroad.

Chad has been the biggest recipient of Sudanese refugees, taking in 571,815. Egypt is second, taking in 500,000. South Sudan (135,085), Ethiopia (33,389 ) and Central African Republic (23,286) have also taken in large numbers.

World Food Programme executive director, Ms McCain, told CBS: “We cannot get food in, we can barely get food in, we certainly aren’t getting it in at scale, and you see the results of what can happen if people aren’t fed.

“We’re also coming into the lean season, which makes it very difficult many times for our trucks to even operate if they can get in. We need safe and unfettered access.”

Recent reports have highlighted the concerns that Sudan may face a genocide in the near future.

Alice Nderitu, UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, issued a worrying statement last week: “Civilians are being attacked and killed because of the color of their skin, because of their ethnicity, because of who they are.”

She added that the situation has “all the marks of risk of genocide.”

This comes after the RSF killed more than 100 people in an attack on a village in the central Gezira state.

Claire Nicolet of Doctors Without Borders added: “We see a bloodbath unfolding before our own eyes in El Fasher.”


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