Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Sudan warns of looming food and medicine crisis

The Sudanese government has warned of an impending shortage of essential medicines and strategic goods, including food, after protesters blocked main routes for imports.

In recent weeks, protesters in Eastern Sudan have blocked the transport of supplies from the main port on the Red Sea coast in the city of Port Sudan to pressure Khartoum to implement a range of political demands.

They are demonstrating against what they see as deteriorating political and economic conditions in the country Region.

A statement by the Sudanese cabinet on Sunday said preventing the transport of essential medicines and goods was a “crime” against millions of citizens.

The government said, that the country’s supply of life-saving drugs and intravenous solutions is about to run out, as the port and the national road the Anku are closed nft of imported shipments.