UN: Thousands in West, Central Africa could face starvation


              FILE - In this June 11, 2020 file photo, one-month old Haboue Solange Boue, awaiting medical care for severe malnutrition, is held by her mother, Danssanin Lanizou, 30, at the feeding center of the main hospital in the town of Hounde, Tuy Province, in southwestern Burkina Faso. More than 25,000 people will face starvation in conflict-plagued parts of West Africa next year, a United Nations official warned Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Populations in Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso will be in phase five catastrophic hunger by June driven largely by violence as well as economic impacts from the fallout of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, said the United Nations Friday. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
            
              FILE - Internally displaced people wait for aid in Djibo, Burkina Faso, on May 26, 2022. More than 25,000 people will face starvation in conflict-plagued parts of West Africa next year, a United Nations official warned Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Populations in Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso will be in phase five catastrophic hunger by June driven largely by violence as well as economic impacts from the fallout of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, said the United Nations Friday. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
UN: Thousands in West, Central Africa could face starvation