World Bank: 28.9 million Nigerians Rely on Food Aid.

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According to the World Bank, 28 million 900,000 people in Nigeria and other West and Central African countries rely on emergency food assistance to survive. Despite a higher-than-average yield in the 2022/23 agricultural season, The global bank explained that countries in these regions continue to face high levels of food insecurity because of persistent insecurity and macroeconomic challenges.

It was noted that if no action is taken, 41.9 million people in Nigeria and these countries could face food insecurity between June and August of 2023.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, approximately 25 million Nigerians are at risk of going hungry between June and August 2023.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency, widespread flooding during the 2022 rainy season damaged over 676,000 hectares of farmland, reducing harvests and raising the risk of food insecurity for families across the country.

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