Inseguridad alimentaria para millones en África infographic
El gráfico muestra las áreas donde hay escasez de alimentos.


Inseguridad alimentaria para millones en África

By Phil Bainbridge

August 17, 2022 - África Occidental, afectada por la peor sequía en por lo menos cuatro décadas, va camino de un desastre humanitario. Más de 80 millones de personas desde Mali hasta Somalia viven en inseguridad alimentaria.

A multi-season drought in East Africa, now entering its fifth year and with only 50% of the average rainfall this rainy season, has been compounded by a perfect storm of factors to plunge millions into hunger.

The ongoing conflict in the Sahel, with Boko Haram in west Africa and al-Shabab in the east has disrupted farming and aid distibution, a locust infestation is decimating crops in the Horn of Africa, while Covid and the war in Ukraine have hit supplies of food, fuel and fertiliser.

PUBLISHED: 17/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News