This year's lean season will put more than 41 million people at danger, and the level of food insecurity in West and Central Africa is worrying.
This is in accordance with the World Bank, which also estimates that 29 million people are presently relying on emergency food help in a recent report released on April 12.
The financial institution attributed the high rate of malnutrition in the area to the area's instability and violence, extreme levels of poverty, the speeding up of climate change, low agricultural output, and environmental degradation.
The World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations' food agency, echoes the most recent warning about food insecurity. According to their estimates, food shortages affect up to 48 million people in western and central Africa.