Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

“The International Rescue Committee” has warned that some 7.5 million people are at risk of severe food insecurity in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.

In a statement, the committee confirmed that rates of acute food insecurity and malnutrition in these areas continue to rise, noting that the number affected is witnessing an increase of 5.4 million people compared to last year.

Some 70 million people live in these three countries, and climate shocks and other factors are exacerbating this crisis, driving young and old people into displacement within and outside the region.

Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger are on the United Nations list of the world’s 46 least developed countries.

For decades, France exploited African countries to leverage their resources at the expense of people who suffered poverty and deprivation before activating national liberation movements and forcing France to withdraw from many countries.

In order to strengthen its international partnership, African countries turned to Russia, which has provided, and continues to provide, a helping hand at various levels.

Somalia is looking forward to expanding cooperation with Russia in many areas

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