FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots

  • 01/10/2020
  • FAO

The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries contain areas that could soon slip into famine if conditions there undergo "any further deterioration over the coming months". These are Burkina Faso in West Africa's Sahel region, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen. The Early Warning Analysis of Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots - issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) - describes a toxic combination of conflict, economic decline, climate extremes and the COVID-19 pandemic that is driving people further into the emergency phase of food insecurity.

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