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  • Updated: May 20, 2023

64 Million Nigerians At Risk Of Food Crisis —World Bank

The World Bank has said at least 64 million Nigerians are at risk of emergency food and nutritional assistance due to the effects of rising inflation, and climate change, among others.

According to the United Nations World Food Programme, there are currently 24.8 million Nigerians who suffer from acute hunger.

This was disclosed in the bank’s latest food security update, titled, ‘Food security update: World Bank Response to Rising Food Insecurity’, obtained by our correspondent.

According to the report, about 107.5 million people living in West Africa and Central Africa region are in a stressed zone and could fall into a food crisis if additional shocks in the current farming season occur.

The report also stated that the number

ple experiencing crisis and worse acute food insecurity was the highest on record since the Global Report on Food Crises started in 2017.

The bank also identified causes of food price inflation to include persistent trade barriers, high transport costs, repercussions of the war in Ukraine, and currency depreciation in coastal countries.


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