Armed Group Steals Nearly 2,000 Tons of Food in Sudan Meant to Feed Almost a Million People

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Almost two thousand tons of food meant to feed 730,000 vulnerable people for a month in Sudan has been stolen. 

It is understood the attack was carried out by an armed group on Tuesday evening in the east of Al-Facher, the capital of north Darfur.

The incident followed the looting and reported violence last week at the former UN-African Union Hybrid Operation (UNAMID) base in El Fasher. 

In a statement, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the Sudanese government to restore order.  

The Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Khardiata Lo N’diaye condemned the looting.  

“This was food assistance meant for Sudan’s most vulnerable people. Humanitarian assistance should never be a target.”

Currently, one in three people in Sudan needs humanitarian assistance – equivalent to an estimated 14.3 million individuals.

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