Four million Sudanese to suffer dangerous food insecurity between now and September; UNOCHA reporting over 102,700 displaced by Jebel Marra violence

Conflict, below average farming production and poor pastureland conditions are among the causes of this food shortage (1).  And as anyone who follows Sudan in the news knows, prices for food and cooking supplies have gone up enough to hurt households nationwide (2). So over the next six months or so, even if they receive food aid, people in...

Displaced population in Darfur now about the same as the 2010 population of Chicago, Illinois; UNOCHA: Over 96,000 people driven from their homes in Jebel Marra

Jebel Marra is the name of a collection of volcanic mountains reaching up to 9,980 feet in the middle of the Darfur region (1), specifically between Zalengei in Central Darfur, Kutum in North Darfur and Kass in South Darfur (2); it has caves and many valleys and is the stronghold of the rebel group known as the...

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