7 November 2018

Sudan: Bread, Fuel Shortages Deepen Across Sudan

Sudan — On Tuesday, the bread and fuel shortages have continued in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, as well as Sennar, Kassala, New Halfa, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Wadi Halfa in the Northern state for the third day in a row amid suffering and rise of prices in the Sudanese markets.

Woman from Khartoum told Radio Dabanga that the queues in front of bakeries had increased markedly, amid complaints about reducing the size of the bread and increasing its price by 8 breads at 10 Pounds.

She explained that the crisis included a number of districts in Khartoum, Bahri and Omdurman.

She pointed to the continuation of the fuel crisis for the third day in a row, pointing to the long queues of vehicles in front of fuel stations.

Kassala

Residents of New Halfa in Kassala state have complained of the continuing crisis of fuel, bread and cooking gas.

They told Radio Dabanga that the fuel crisis has entered its third week without any solution by the authorities, and explained that vehicle owners have to stay for days in front of fuel stations.

They also reported a continuous cooking gas crisis as the price of a cooking gas cylinder in the black market has amounted to SDG 600.

Yesterday morning, the bread crisis in Sennar has renewed after the prices returned to normal by a Pound per bread, after it increased during the past two days to a Pound and a half.

Residents pointed to the return of queues in front of the bakeries with a reduction in the size of bread.

Northern State

Wadi Halfa state in the Northern state of saw a severe bread and fuel crisis on Tuesday.

Residents of Wadi Halfa told Radio Dabanga that most of the bakeries have been closed because of flour quota.

They predicted the closure of schools today because of the lack of bread.

In South Kordofan, the price of one bread in Kadugli reached one and a half Pounds and sometimes two Pounds, with partial fuel shortages.

An employee from Kadugli told Radio Dabanga that the partial fuel cut has been ongoing for two days amid a complete power cut.

The price of the water barrel in Kadugli has amounted to SDG 40.

On Sunday, the Finance Ministry in Blue Nile issued a decision to reduce the weight of bread to 55 grams where seven breads are sold at 10 Pounds.

It called upon all bakeries to comply with the decision.

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