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9.2 Million West Africans Face Severe Food Shortage

imageOxfam International, a humanitarian organisation says 9.2 million people in Africa’s Lake Chad area are faced with serious food shortage.

The breakdown shows, 4.4 million live in northeast Nigeria; 1.4 in Cameroon; 399,000 in Niger Republic; and 134,000 in Chad Republic.

The agency is asking the world to act in positive ways to save the lives of these people.

Oxfam in its twitter handle posted, “A tragic crisis is unfolding in the countries surrounding Africa’s #LakeChad, and most of the world has no idea it’s happening.”

In response to a tweet, the organisation wrote, “7 yrs of violent conflict has forced +2.6m ppl to flee their homes. We’re there delivering aid.”

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