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Bread, milk in short supply after Eid in Sudan’s Red Sea state

August 26 - 2018 SINKAT
Bakery in West Darfur's Foro Baranga (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Bakery in West Darfur's Foro Baranga (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

Residents of Sinkat in the Red Sea state have complained of a severe bread and milk crisis since the Eid El Adha holiday.

A number of residents told Radio Dabanga that they stood in front of the bakeries for long hours to obtain limited quantities of bread and overcrowd the milk shop when it arrives from the outskirts of the town.

They explained that the price of a pint of milk has risen to SDG 20 *$0.71). The drinking water crisis at Salabona district of Port Sudan has be continued for more than a month.

Residents of the district told Radio Dabanga that they buy a jerrycan of water from carts for SDG 10 ($0.35).

The journalist Osman Hashim attributed the crisis to the poor distribution network and problems in its organisation.

* Based on the indicative US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CboS)


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