U.N. Report Says Millions In Africa Face Food Insecurity

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A new report by multiple U.N. agencies found that millions of people in West and Central Africa are in danger of short-term food insecurity as weather patterns change, political instability spreads and food prices remain high post COVID-19.  Higher temperatures and erratic rainfall have combined with local conflicts and even the war in Ukraine to create a potentially desperate situation. Even as the war in Ukraine limits the supply of grain and fertilizer to the region, in areas like Lake Chad and the Central African Republic, fighting prevents food from reaching those in need. The U.N. estimates that from June through August, 48 million people are in danger of being without enough food, with 16.5 million children under five facing acute malnutrition.