At least 5.3 million people will face extreme hunger in West African countries Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report released recently.
The three countries are likely to fall under high-risk zones in the coming months, the report stated.
High-risk countries are those that face significant deterioration during a crisis, with potentially severe effects on agriculture and food security.
Alarming levels of internal conflicts, insecurity and an early lean season affecting agro-pastoral activities are touted to be responsible for an unprecedented displacement and food insecurity in these countries, according to the FAO. Read More »