Fourteen months into the conflict, Sudan is experiencing the worst levels of acute food insecurity ever recorded by the IPC.

From June to September 2024, over half the population (25.6 million people) will face Crisis or worse conditions (IPC Phase 3 or above), coinciding with the lean season.

In 10 states, including the five states of Greater Darfur, South and North Kordofan, Blue Nile, Al Jazirah, and Khartoum, 755,000 people face Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).

8.5 million people (18 percent of the population) are in Emergency (IPC Phase 4).

There is a risk of famine in 14 areas, affecting residents, IDPs, and refugees in Greater Darfur, Greater Kordofan, Al Jazirah, and hotspots in Khartoum, if the conflict escalates further, including through increased mobilization of local militias.

The situation is especially critical for populations trapped in areas affected by direct conflict, insecurity, and lack of protection, particularly in Greater Darfur, Greater Kordofan, Khartoum, and Al Jazirah.

At least 534,000 IDPs and refugees in conflict-affected localities and states, representing around 20 percent of the displaced population in Sudan, will likely face critical or catastrophic levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 4 or 5).

The latest findings mark a stark and rapid deterioration of the food security situation compared to the previous IPC update released in December 2023.

Key changes include:
– A 45 percent increase in the number of people in IPC Phase 3 or above (from 17.7 million to 25.6 million) from June to September 2024 compared to October 2023 to February 2024.
– A 74 percent increase in the number of people in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency), adding 3.6 million more people.
– A surge in the population in IPC Phase 5 (Catastrophe) from zero to 755,000.


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