International | A dangerous food crisis mounts for the world’s poor amid pandemic restrictions
by Sarah Erdős
Posted 8/13/20, 09:26 am
In Burkina Faso, 12 million people, more than half the country’s population, will not have enough food to eat this year, according to Issaka Kiemtore, the national director of Compassion International there.
Observers say coronavirus-related restrictions are playing a major role in the West African nation’s food crisis. Yet Burkina Faso had only 54 confirmed deaths due directly to the virus, as of Tuesday.