India, Feb. 22 -- A third of Sudanese in need of emergency food aid; country faces the greatest displacement crisis in history

The armed conflict in Sudan that has plunged the Africa country into a severe humanitarian crisis since it began 10 months ago, has now entered its southeastern regions, which is known as the nation's breadbasket.

Southeastern Sudan contributes over half of Sudan's total cereal production and is the main area for national grain storage.

This development threatens to exacerbate hunger and malnutrition in a country which already has very poor development indices.

Sudan is facing one of the worst food crises in the world, with almost a third of the population in need of emergency food aid.

About 17.7 million peo...