FOOD CRISIS: AGAIN, NIGERIA, FIVE OTHERS REMAIN AT ‘HIGHEST ALERT’ AS HUNGER HOTSPOTS
July 12, 2022
A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the nations World Food Programme (WFP) has categorised Nigeria, Ethopia, South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan and Somalia among the hunger spot countries with “highest alert” for catastrophic conditions.
These global agencies in their latest acute food insecurity report stated that these six countries have population facing IPC phase 5 ‘catastrophe’ or at risk of deterioration towards catastrophic conditions, with up to 750,000 people facing starvation and death.
They warned that 400,000 of these people are in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which is the highest number on record in one country since the famine in Somalia in 2011.