A whirlwind of conflict, displacement and pandemic means that more than 15 million kids could going hungry in West and Central Africa. We must respond immediately.
“Our message to the world is clear: Look away now and the consequences will be no less than catastrophic,” says Chris Nikoi, WFP’s Regional Director for West Africa.
Experts forecast that close to 4.8 million people in the Central Sahel will be at risk of food insecurity during the lean season (June-August 2020) if no appropriate actions are taken urgently.
The Central Sahel is in crisis, yet "nobody is truly interested and everyone just stands by watching tragedy develop in front of our eyes,” says WFP's Margot van der Velden.
Comprised of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, the Sahel sits just below the Sahara desert and has become one of the world's worst hunger emergencies.