The Great Sudanese Famine of the 1980s was a period of severe food shortage and starvation that occurred in Sudan during the mid-to late-1980s. The famine was caused by various factors, including drought, war, economic mismanagement, and a lack of government aid.
The regions most affected by the famine were Sudan’s central and southern regions, including Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Bahr al-Ghazal. The famine is estimated to have affected over 4 million people, with hundreds of thousands dying due to starvation and related causes.
The government of Sudan and international aid organisations struggled to respond effectively to the crisis, and many people were left without access to food, water, or medical care.
A group of young doctors, deeply moved by the crisis they witnessed, decided to take action. They reached out internationally for assistance to aid those affected by the famine.
With newfound connections and knowledge of dealing with a crisis, they expanded their efforts to Afghanistan, which was in trouble due to war. As a result, they established an organisation called ISRA-UK today, dedicated to providing aid and support to those in need.