Nigeria, 24 countries facing hunger in the coming months

The United Nations said in a report released by its two agencies on Friday that Nigeria and 24 other countries were "ready to face a devastating famine as the COVID-19 pandemic drops in the coming months."

The current fall in crude oil prices could have far-reaching consequences for dealing with Nigeria, according to a report by the United Nations Agency, the World Food Program, and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Implement the COVID-19 Crisis and Social Security Net Program.

Other weak countries in Africa in the report seen by our correspondent include Cameroon, Mali, the Niger Republic, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Sudan.

Other countries are in Asia and South America.

UN agencies report that people in 25 countries are poised to face devastating hunger in the coming months due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. The level of food insecurity in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the Middle East and Asia - including middle-income countries - is deteriorating.

"The COVID-19 crisis is likely to have a serious impact on countries that rely on commodity exports. It is putting additional pressure on already declining oil prices, affecting government revenue and foreign exchange reserves, and the depreciation of the local currency is on the rise.

"It has the potential to increase the cost of living and reduce purchasing power. Currently, in Northeast Nigeria, where more than 2.5 million people are internally homeless, the security situation continues to deteriorate due to the proliferation of terrorist militant activities.

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