Eight states sound alarm over Sahel hunger

by AFP

Eight West African states have called for emergency aid for four countries in the Sahel facing food shortages as a result of jihadist violence. Agriculture ministers from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), at a meeting in the Nigerien capital of Niamey on Monday, said around 3.5 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Senegal were suffering from “food insecurity.”