Over 3 million people in Burkina Faso facing acute food insecurity, reveals the UN survey

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An estimated 3.3 million people in Burkina Faso are facing acute food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned, calling for “urgent and sustained action” needed to address the food crisis.

COVID-19 has intensified people’s inability to earn money to cover their daily needs in the country already reeling from conflict and climate change, the UN survey revealed.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is further exacerbating a crisis that was already deteriorating at a worrying pace, pushing more and more people into a severe food crisis and acute food insecurity,” said Dauda Sau, FAO Representative in Burkina Faso.