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World donors pledge $2.1 billion in aid for war-stricken Sudan to ward off famine

Apr. 15, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

World donors pledged more than $2.1 billion in humanitarian aid for Sudan after a yearlong war that has pushed its population to the brink of famine, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday. Macron spoke at the end of an international conference in Paris aimed at drumming up...

World paid little attention to Sudan's war for a year. Now aid groups warn of mass death from hunger

Apr. 14, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On a clear night a year ago, a dozen heavily armed fighters broke into Omaima Farouq’s house in an upscale neighborhood in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. At gunpoint, they whipped and slapped the woman, and terrorized her children. Then they expelled them from the fenced...

Sudan's war began a year ago. Children are among its most fragile survivors

Apr. 12, 2024 05:55 AM EDT

METCHE CAMP, Chad (AP) — The war in Sudan began a year ago. Here in a remote camp for tens of thousands of people who have fled into neighboring Chad, the anniversary is marked by near starvation. Assadig Abubaker Salih is a 42-year old mother of six. The family survived the hot,...

First UN food supplies arrive in Sudan's Darfur after months but millions face acute hunger

Apr. 05, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations said Friday it has begun distributing food in Sudan’s restive western Darfur region for the first time in months, following two successful cross-border deliveries in March, but the population still faces widespread hunger unless more help arrives. ...

US announces over $47 million in humanitarian aid for war-torn Sudan

Mar. 21, 2024 11:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. announced more than $47 million in humanitarian aid for war-torn Sudan and two neighboring countries, to where at least a million people have fled in the nearly 1-year-old conflict. The aid package is expected to help alleviate the suffering of nearly 25...

Sudan is on course to become the world's worst hunger crisis, with children already dying, UN says

Mar. 20, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The nearly year-long conflict between Sudan’s military and paramilitary forces has put the African nation on course to become the world’s worst hunger crisis with malnutrition soaring and already claiming children’s lives, the U.N. humanitarian office warned Wednesday....

A paramilitary group at war with Sudan’s military endorses a cease-fire during holy fasting month

Mar. 09, 2024 12:09 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese paramilitary group battling the country’s military in a nearly yearlong ruinous conflict endorsed Saturday a resolution by the U.N. Security Council calling for a cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The group, known as the Rapid Support...

UN Security Council urges Sudan's warring parties to halt hostilities during holy month of Ramadan

Mar. 08, 2024 18:07 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged Sudan’s warring parties on Friday to immediately halt hostilities during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and allow aid to get to 25 million people in desperate need of food and other assistance. Ramadan is expected to begin...

UN chief urges Sudan's warring parties to halt hostilities during Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Mar. 07, 2024 15:00 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief urged Sudan’s warring parties on Thursday to halt hostilities during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, warning that the nearly year-long conflict threatens the country’s unity and “could ignite regional instability of dramatic proportions.” ...

Draft UN resolution calls for cease-fire in conflict-torn Sudan during upcoming Muslim holy month

Mar. 06, 2024 22:20 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Britain has circulated a draft U.N. resolution calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in conflict-wracked Sudan ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins soon. The draft, obtained late Wednesday by The Associated Press, expresses...