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Food crisis children Africa
  • Eastern Africa and Western Africa account for 70 per cent of Africa’s population unable to afford a healthy diet.
  • About 30 per cent of Africa’s children bear the indelible mark of stunted growth, a cruel consequence of malnutrition.
  • Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger emerged with the highest prevalence rates of child wasting above 10 per cent.

Food crisis in Africa is deepening with a new report showing that an estimated one billion people in the continent are unable to afford a healthy diet. Painting a grim picture for the continent, the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition – Statistics and Trends 2023 report adds that a total of 282 million people in Africa, roughly 20 percent of the population, including millions of children, are undernourished. This distressing statistic sadly reflects an increase of 57 million people since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“After a long …