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UN reports on 1,900 tons of food looted in Sudan

UN reports on 1,900 tons of food looted in Sudan

The United Nations mission in Sudan has reported that at least 1,900 tons of food to feed 730,000 for one month was looted. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regrets loss of humanitarian aid, other equipment and supplies intended for benefit of communities in Darfur, was just disappeared upon arrival on the Sudanese soil.

One day after a World Food Programme (WFP) facility was also attacked in El Fasher, Darfur, the UN chief regretted that the aid supplies were gifted to the Sudanese authorities for civilian use, but the tons of food were immediately looted. Over the years, the poor African nation is on the brink of famine and heavily relying on the international community’s assistance.

“Over 1,900 metric tons of food commodities that were meant to feed 730,000 vulnerable people for a month were looted,” said Stephane Dujarric, a spokesperson for UNSG, in a statement.

Commenting on the unacceptable approach of the Sudanese side, Guterres called on the local government to restore order and to act on accordance with the Framework Agreement the Government signed with the United Nations in March this year.

As Dujarric said, the Secretary-General calls upon the Government of Sudan to ensure that the former property and assets of the former United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), are employed strictly for civilian use only.