Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Difficulty of Declaring Famine in Sudan

 Reuters published on 11 June 2024 an article titled "Parts of Sudan Are in Famine, Extent Unclear, Top US Diplomat Says" by Giulia Paravicini.

The US special envoy to Sudan, Tom Perriello, says that some regions of Sudan are now facing famine, although there has not yet been a formal declaration.  The main obstacle to declaring a famine is lack of data due to the impact of the civil war.