Burkina Faso: More than 15 million cases of acute malnutrition expected in West and Central Africa this year

Countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal
Sources: World Food Programme, UN Children’s Fund

UNICEF and WFP warn that 15.4 million cases of acute malnutrition in children under five are likely this year – one-third in its most severe form – if adequate measures are not put in place now.