IFAD, WFP call for sustainable commitments to address food crisis in West Africa (HumAngle)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), say longer-term political and financial commitments to address the worst food security and nutrition crisis to hit West Africa in 10 years are crucial.
This was part of the outcome of a high-level conference on food security and nutrition in West Africa held in Paris, France recently.
Populations affected by food insecurity and malnutrition in West and Central Africa regions are expected to multiply in four folds by June 2022, according to a statement released on Wednesday, April 13,
The statement said the numbers of women, men, and children affected has already gone from 10.7 million to 41 million in just three years (2019 – 2022) reaching a new record high.