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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03039
Date : 10/2020
Country/Region : AFRICA
Title : Afrique : malnutrition et insécurité alimentaire en hausse = Africa : malnutrition and hunger on the rise
Duration : 00:01:36
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Cameraman : unknown
Editor : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Description : Malnutrition and hunger are on the rise in Africa. Why ?
Rising food prices, jobs losses, escalating conflict, COVID-19. The pandemic and armed violence mean people can't farm, sell their goods, even get to the market. As a result prople can't afford enough food. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) conducted a survey in 10 African countries. 94% say that food prices have increased. 82% say they have lost income and revenue. Only 7% have enough savings to cope. The consequences are already visible on the ground. In Somalia, there has been almost a three-fold increase in people attending the ICRC nutritional centers.
It means 17'000 people in the first 6 months of 2020. Compared to less than 12'000 in the whole of 2019.
Severe malnutrition is increasing in northeast Nigeria. 2.8 million people in Burkina Faso face high levels of food insecurity.
Due to: Armed violence, cyclical droughts, flooding, as well as COVID-19 slowing the economy.
In the Lake Chad region, the situation is highly volatile. 65% of families are estimated to live on only 2 USD a day. The ICRC continues to provide food and help communities across Africa, but the situation is deadly.
Original language : French; English
French title : Afrique : malnutrition et insécurité alimentaire en hausse
English title : Africa : malnutrition and hunger on the rise
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1080 x 1080
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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