Almost 14 million people are acutely food insecure in the Sahel

Almost 14 million people are acutely food insecure in the Sahel
According to UN estimates, nearly 280 million people around the world will need humanitarian assistance next year; Almost 14 million people faced acute food insecure in the Sahel. In the central Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali and western Niger), insecurity deteriorated rapidly, and displacement increased by 30% between 2020 and 2021.

According to UN estimates, nearly 280 million people around the world will need humanitarian assistance next year; To come to the aid of these populations, among the most vulnerable, in a world ravaged by Covid-19, conflicts and climate change, we need at least 41 billion dollars in 2022.

According to Griffiths, the head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than one percent of the world’s population is displaced, women and girls continue to suffer the most in war and today 45 million people in 43 countries are at risk of famine.

Syria remains largely first in terms of needs if the issue of refugees in neighboring countries is taken into consideration. In total, with an additional three million people to help, this conflict is asking for around $ 10 billion.

Afghanistan ranks second after Syria and Yemen, perceived as the “worst humanitarian crisis” according to the UN, comes third.

But Ethiopia’s needs are equally important. Ethiopia is the most alarming situation in terms of urgent needs for Mr. Griffiths. 100 trucks of aid would be needed per day, although distributions were only able to resume recently after being blocked.

Also on the continent, West and Central Africa faces some of the “world’s most complex” challenges. In this part of the African continent, millions of people are pushed to the limit of survival due to a confluence of factors, including conflict and violence, or the impact of climate change. Across the region, more than 58 million people face severe food insecurity, the highest number recorded since 2016. Almost 14 million people are acutely food insecure in the Sahel. In the central Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali and western Niger), insecurity deteriorated rapidly, and displacement increased by 30% between 2020 and 2021.

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