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Rein Paulsen (FAO), Samer Abdel Jaber (WFP) and Lucia Elmi (UNICEF) on updating Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) on Sudan - Press Conference

Hybrid press conference by Rein Paulsen, Director of FAO's (Food and Agriculture Organization) Office of Emergencies and Resilience, and Samer Abdel Jaber, WFP's (World Food Programme) Director of Emergencies, and with Lucia Elmi, UNICEF's (United Nations Children's Fund) Director of Emergency Programmes, on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update on Sudan.

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

Over half the population (25.6M people) face Crisis or worse conditions (IPC Phase 3 or above) from June to September 2024 – coinciding with the lean season.

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

8.5M people (18 percent of the population) face 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 states and some 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 and/or insecurity and lack of protection, particularly in Greater Darfur, Greater Kordofan, Khartoum and Al Jazirah states.

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