Sudan marks 1 year of brutal civil war as humanitarian crisis worsens

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Nick Schifrin:

They are twice displaced. All they can hope now is to protect their children and provide as best they can.

The U.N. warns that, in Sudan, water and food are so scarce, hundreds of thousands of children could die just in the next few months. This weekend, donor countries pledged $2.1 billion to help Sudan, but that’s half of what’s needed.

The U.S. delegation was co-led by U.S. Special Envoy Tom Perriello .

Tom Perriello , U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan: It is absolutely urgent for the international community to increase its attention on Sudan and its contributions on the humanitarian side. And we are seeing thousands and thousands of women and children crossing the border, saying that their primary motivation right now is finding food.

We need this conference, but we also need it to not just be one day on the anniversary. We need the world to continue paying attention and pressuring the actors until we get a peace deal and ensure that humanitarian access can reach all Sudanese people.


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