Burkina Faso: West Africa faces worst food crisis in 10 years, with 27 million people already suffering from hunger

6 April 2022
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Ukraine
Sources: Norwegian Refugee Council, Tearfund, CARE, Mercy Corps, Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion, Action Contre la Faim France, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, World Vision, ALIMA

This number could rise to 38 million this June – a new historic level and already an increase by more than a third over last year – unless urgent action is taken, warns Oxfam.