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18th April 2023 By The Global Heroes Environment and Disasters

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.

The International Development Association (IDA) Special Crisis Response Financing Window (CRW ERF) has been activated, emergency response funds have been mobilized, and the World Bank says it has taken a regional approach to addressing this issue by reallocating funds from ongoing operations, triggering the Emergency Response Component (ERC), and collaborating with humanitarian actors to monitor food insecurity and create Food Security Preparedness Plans.

 Over four million individuals are anticipated to gain from the $766 million West Africa Food System Resilience Programme (FSRP). Through the implementation of climate-smart technology, it seeks to boost regional value chains, improve agricultural risk management capabilities, and raise agricultural output.

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