Sudan's political and economic crisis & the Black Sea Grain Initiative is nearing an end
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In today's UN Roundup:
1: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk started an official visit to Sudan yesterday Sunday, 13 November. This is Türk’s first official country visit as UN Human Rights Chief. The country remains in the grip of a serious political and economic crisis since the overthrow of former dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
2: The Black Sea Grain Initiative has a week left to run – all eyes on deal after talks at UN last Friday.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022, mountains of grains built up in silos, with ships unable to secure safe passage to and from Ukrainian ports, and land routes were unable to compensate. This is what the deal aimed to alleviate.
3: Mozambique: life-saving aid for one million people could be cut without funding boost.
One million desperately vulnerable people in northern Mozambique could see their life-saving support cut, without additional funding to help them, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. “WFP is delivering food assistance to one million people affected by the conflict in northern Mozambique, but unfortunately, we have a very serious funding shortage,” said WFP Regional Communications Officer for Southern Africa, Antonella d’Aprile.