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Flooding devastates farms in parts of Sudan – U.N.

Flooding devastates farms in parts of Sudan – U.N.

RECORD floods in Sudan have affected nearly one third of cultivated land and about 3 million people from agricultural households, worsening already acute levels of food insecurity, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. The floods have added to hardship in Sudan, already struggling with an economic crisis and one of the world's highest rates of inflation when the coronavirus pandemic hit. About 2.2 million hectares of cropland has been flooded and 108,000 head of livestock lost, according to an FAO assessment. Some 1.1 million tonnes of grain was destroyed in planted areas, most of it sorghum, a staple…
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