Almost 6 million people, 13% of the population, are considered in crisis hunger or worse in Sudan.
Inflation has risen to over 300%, with economic shocks such as Covid-19 and suspension of support from the international community due to a coup in 2021 adding further stress to the economy.
Tight supplies of cereal, above average food prices, reduced household buying power and conflict and displacement are limiting households’ access to food. The amount of wheat planted during the winter season was 28% lower year on year, largely due to shortages of better quality seeds and fertiliser, with the rising price of electricity affecting pump irrigation to water crops.
Main harvest seasons in 2021/2022 were disrupted in two states due to conflict, with violence expected to increase further in 2022. Nationwide protests continue, interrupting people’s access to markets and reducing opportunities for poor urban households to earn a living.
2021 also saw extreme weather events such as heavy rains and flooding, following on from 2020 and the worst floods experienced in the country in almost a century. Climate related events continue to have an impact on people’s ability to produce food and maintain livelihoods.