More than 80 percent of people living in a conflict zone in Sudan’s southern region are eating only one meal a day, compared with 10 percent one year ago, an American advocacy group said Thursday, citing research collected from a region where aid groups are not allowed to operate. The group, the Enough Project, warned that hunger was increasing to dangerous levels in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan, where anti-government rebels are fighting government troops. The research was conducted by an aid group that the Enough Project said did not want to be identified. Sudan forbids aid groups from operating in South Kordofan, and aid workers must sneak into the region by crossing the border with South Sudan. Thousands of families fleeing hunger and violence in the Nuba Mountains have streamed into South Sudan over the last year.
Source: NY times