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Bread shortage as gas supply runs low in El Gedaref, Sudan

October 24 - 2018 EL GEDAREF / KHARTOUM / OMDURMAN
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders sold in Nyala, South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders sold in Nyala, South Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

El Gedaref has been experiencing a severe shortage of cooking gas for the last two days. Residents of El Gedaref told Radio Dabanga that the price of a cylinder of gas in the black market has risen to SDG 500 ($10.64*). The national capital of Khartoum is running out of bread.

They explained that they ordered cooking gas from the agents a few days ago, but have not received any cylinders yet. They accused the agents and representatives of the security apparatus of manipulating the distribution of cooking gas.

The gas crisis has reportedly spread to include bakeries, which has led to a bread shortage.

Khartoum bakeries

The residents of a number of districts of Khartoum have complained of the return of the bread shortage at a time when the three cities of the capital are witnessing acute transport crisis. thousands of residents are overcrowding transport stations waiting for the vehicles to take them home.

The residents of El Fitihab and Dar El Salaam in Omdurman and Jabra in Khartoum have confirmed the lack of bread, and that consumers must stand in the long queues in front of the bakeries.

* Based on the daily US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan.


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