WFP provided food assistance to 7.5 million people across Sudan in 2020
In 2020, the World Food Programme (WFP) provided food assistance to 7.5 million people across Sudan, WFP said in its 2020 Outcome Performance Report. This includes 5.7 million people who received assistance under the General Food Distributions modality. About 820,000 people received food for assets and close to 1 million people received food for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition.
In 2020, 9.6 million people in Sudan were food insecure (IPC, 2020) due to several factors that include protracted political instability, flooding, deteriorating macroeconomic environment characterized by high inflation levels and low harvests in the previous farming seasons. The situation was exacerbated by the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the demise of jobs and other sources of livelihoods. During this period, WFP Sudan continued with its efforts to ensure food security to people affected by these shocks. The response to various emergencies and implementation of resilience-building initiatives was done under the Country Strategy Plan (2019-2023).
For more, please see the 2020 Outcome Performance Report