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No breakfast for six million Sudanese basic school students

March 13 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Displaced Nuba children in Khartoum (BarnabasFund)
Displaced Nuba children in Khartoum (BarnabasFund)

According to a study of the Sudanese Ministry of Health, there are six million basic school students in the country that do not enjoy a daily breakfast. Girls do not go to school in eastern Sudan's Kassala.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is providing breakfast to about 800,000 pupils in Darfur, and North Kordofan, and in the eastern Sudanese Red Sea and Kassala states.

The study said that the performance of students who regularly get breakfast is better than those who do not.


Member of the eastern Sudan parliamentary caucus, Mohamed Taher Osham, has described the education of girls in the northern Kassala localities as “a big zero”.

In a parliamentary meeting last week, the MP further pointed to the poor access to drinking water, malnutrition, and the deterioration of education, health, and infrastructure services in Hameshkoreib, Aroma, Talkook, and North Delta localities.

He accused the Eastern Sudan Reconstruction Fund of wasting resources on projects that satisfy the needs of the governor and the ministers. “They pay more attention to stones than to human beings.”

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