Sudan: Rising inflation worsens food security
ZALINGEI, DARFUR [ACTED News] – Sudan is experiencing a steady increase in inflation which shows no signs of abating. The official inflation rate was 22.4 percent in March 2012 and as prices continue to rise, most poor households face increasing difficulty in accessing food on the market. Rainy season supplies have been delivered to just half of the target beneficiaries in Western and Central Darfur and the Ministry of agriculture projects a food deficit of 36% for Central Darfur for 2012. Additionally, the lean season has begun earlier this year and will continue through September. All these factors are adding to the stressed levels of food insecurity faced by the 1.8 million internally displaced persons in Darfur.