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Northern Sudan: No bread, cooking gas in Dongola

August 6 - 2018 DONGOLA
A man prepares bread in a bakery in Khartoum North (Jerzy Wierzbicki)
A man prepares bread in a bakery in Khartoum North (Jerzy Wierzbicki)

Dongola in Northern State is suffering from an acute bread and cooking gas crisis.

A villager told Radio Dabanga from Suleimi in Dongola locality that the people have to wait in long queues at the bakeries “to obtain a few pieces of bread”.

The severe shortage of cooking gas has forced the people in the area to use firewood and electricity to cook their food.

The villager said the people were becoming desperate, “as we do not see any glimmer of hope for any solution soon”.

Apart from continuing fuel shortages and a scarcity of wheat, the majority of the Sudanese are suffering from an acute lack of medicines, repeated power cuts and drinking water outages.

Opposition parties and farmers have warned for a serious food crisis this year. The US Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reported in June that the soaring staple food and fuel prices are reducing the production of crops and consequently increasing the assistance needs in the country.


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