Food Insecurity: 55 million People Face Acute Food Security – WFP

World Food Programme (WTP) has decried the situation of food Insecurity in West and Central following DAKAR report confirming 55 million in West Africa and Central Africa will struggle to feed in June-August 2024 lean season

This was reported on the official X page of the World Food Programme (WFP), with an increase of notably 4 million after November 2023 Index showing numbers of people who are food insecure with  Nigeria’s currency inflation price volatility at 30% ,Ghana 23%, Sierra Loen at 54% while Liberia and The Gambia at 10% and 16% respectively.

According to the Acting Regional Director, Margot Vandervelden. She implores all bodies including United Children Emergency Funds (UNICEF), International Organizations, Government and non-governmental and private sectors to implement sustainable solutions to bolster food security.

“The time to act is now. We need all partners to step up, engage, adopt and implement innovative programs to prevent the situation from getting out of control, while ensuring no one is left behind,” said Margot Vandervelden, WFP’s Acting Regional Director for Western Africa.

“We need to invest more in resilience-building and longer-term solutions for the future of West Africa,” she added.

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