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WFP Sudan staff killed and injured as operations temporarily stopped

An estimated 15 million people among Sudan's 46.7 million population are facing acute food insecurity, according to WFP.

Residents of Sudan's Abu Shouk Camp, one of the biggest for internally displaced people in North Darfur, getting sorghum, millet and wheat. (AN/WFP/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

The World Food Program temporarily halted all operations in Sudan after three staff members were killed and two others were injured as the Sudanese army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces clashed.

WFP's new executive director, Cindy McCain, said on Sunday she was "appalled and heartbroken" by the three deaths a day earlier as a result of violence in North Darfur, and that due to the "evolving security situation, we are forced to temporarily halt all operations in Sudan."

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