Sudan’s Ongoing Internet Blackout Threatens Aid Delivery as Starvation Rises

Vital food aid for some of Sudan’s poorest people has been halted due the country’s ongoing internet and phone blackout, Islamic Relief says.

Much of the country is affected by the blackout, which began 3 weeks ago (7 February) and has disrupted communication, bank transfers, electronic payments and vital humanitarian aid distributions. Islamic Relief staff describe banks in many areas as “totally non-functional” impacting trading and commercial activity, leaving people without money and…

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