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Food emergency looms in war torn Sudan

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:184
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The UN World Food Programme has warned that a serious funding shortfall, despite growing evidence of a food emergency, may lead to cuts in food distribution in Sudan,.

    In April the programme appealed for $130m (£80m; €115m) to supply 3.2 million people with food, but donations amounted to only $40m.

    “We are looking at a serious break in food supplies in the next few weeks, at the end of August or in early September,” said Ronald Sibanda, the programme's country director for Sudan. “And if that happens we may be forced to cut the …

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