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West Africa is facing its worst food crisis in a decade, organisations say

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Wednesday, 06 April, 2022, 18:48
West Africa is facing its worst food crisis in a decade, organisations say

Eleven major international organizations are sending an alert: West African countries are being hit by the worst food crisis in a decade. 27 million people are going hungry and according to these humanitarian groups, 11 million more are at risk if nothing is done by this June.

"This is 40 percent more than the number we had last year at the same time, at the same period and this is four times more than the numbers we used to see ten years ago, says Assalama Dawalack Sidi, Oxfam, regional director for West and Central Africa, so this is why we really want to call on donors' attention, on governments' attention because we know that there are so many other crises here and there but this crisis do deserve to be visible".

Their report says drought and worsening floods have reduced the food sources as well as regional conflicts and the war in Ukraine.