West Africa floods destroy crops, worsening hunger fears


              FILE - Two boys wade through a flooded residential streets after a heavy downpour In Kousseri northern Cameroon, Oct. 19, 2022. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report. (AP Photo/Amidou Kaou, file)
            
              FILE- Women and children return from their farmlands after the day's work in Agatu village on the outskirts of Benue State in northcentral Nigeria, Jan 5, 2022. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report.  (AP Photo/ Chinedu Asadu, File)
            
              FILE - Ibrahim Mohammed, left, a farmer who lost most of his seedlings and farmlands to violent attacks in Nigeria's north, works on a rice farm along with his family members in Agatu village on the outskirts of Benue northcentral Nigeria, Jan. 5, 2022. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report. (AP Photo/ Chinedu Asadu, File)
            
              FILE- A woman sells food items at a market in Owo, Southwestern Nigeria, June. 7, 2022. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
            
              FILE- A child stands in a yam market on World Food Day in Lagos, Nigeria, Oct. 16, 2012. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)
            
              FILE- People wade through flooded roads in Bayelsa, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2022. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report. (AP Photo/Reed Joshua, File)
            
              FILE - People transport cassava in a canoes along flooded residential streets after a heavy downpour In Bayelsa, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2022. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report. (AP Photo/Reed Joshua, File)
            
              FILE - People travel on the road with flooded farmlands after heavy rainfall in Hadeja, Nigeria, Sept 19, 2022. West and Central African countries are battling deadly floods that have upended lives and livelihoods, raising fears of further disruption of food supplies in many areas battling armed conflict. “Above-average rainfall and devastating flooding” have affected 5 million people this year in 19 countries across West and Central Africa, according to a new U.N. World Food Program situation report. (AP Photo, file)
West Africa floods destroy crops, worsening hunger fears