FAO emergencies and resilience


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48.1 million
country population

17.7 million people
in high acute food insecurity (October 2023–February 2024)

7.2 million people 
displaced since mid-April 2023

3.5 million children
acutely malnourished

to assist 15 million people, FAO requires USD 95.4 million for 2023

The outbreak of conflict in the Sudan has further exacerbated the food insecurity of people across the country already reeling from the impacts of civil unrest, displacement and an economic crisis. As a result, agriculture – the Sudan’s most important economic sector – continues to be significantly affected by input shortages, a drop in cultivated land and the deterioration of livestock services. FAO is working to significantly scale up crop production and livestock support for vulnerable households to enhance local food production in the face of a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.

Gaza: Every day, more and more people are on the brink of famine-like conditions

Interview with FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol on Gaza and other global emergencies including Ukraine and Sudan

In times of crisis, every seed counts

As conflict rages across Sudan, agriculture – a key pillar of food and income – is jeopardized for millions of people. Yet, some farmers have held the...

The Sudan: Escalating conflict and persistent economic decline deepen food security crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) sounds the alarm about the escalating food security crisis in the Sudan, urging immediate...

Key documents

This is the thirteenth update of the Monitoring food security in food crisis countries and territories with conflict situations, jointly produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to inform members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on critical food crises driven by conflict and insecurity.


The IGAD member states are situated in a region exposed to recurrent natural shocks, political instability and characterized by internal and cross-border population displacement.


The Government of the United States of America contributed USD 19 million to strengthen Food Security and Livelihoods sector coordination platforms, increase immediate food access and restore the productive capacities of 598 200 vulnerable farming and pastoral households in the Sudan.

Escalating crises and hunger require urgent response, says FAO Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol

Acute hunger is escalating worldwide. The growing number of people impacted by pressing humanitarian crises in conflict-affected places like Gaza, Ukraine,...

Action Against Desertification - Sudan

Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to restore drylands and degraded lands in...

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