"If the government does not do anything to solve the problem in the coming days, there will be a famine in eastern Sudan," said Salah Barkawin from Sudan’s Beja Congress party.
He said people in eastern Sudan were poor and could not afford sorghum, a basic food that has more than doubled in price.
"In August we warned the government to take care of eastern Sudan
because of the rain shortage this year,” he told Agence France Presse
news service. “Now the price of sorghum has risen to around 200 Sudanese
pounds (that’s about £49) per bag, up from the normal price of 75
Sudanese pounds (roughly £18)."
A government official from Sudan's eastern region has acknowledged
that the are serious food shortages there linked to the drought and said
the government is sending food aid.
Noted on a UK charity site.