It has been estimated that 1.4 million Sierra Leoneans will be faced will the challenge of food crisis this year.
This estimation was made known in the just published 2020 United Nations (UN) Country Annual Results Report on Sierra Leone.
“Food insecurity is expected to deteriorate further in 2021 due to the yearly lean season with an estimated 1.4 million Sierra Leoneans facing a food crisis,” the reported estimated.
That Sierra Leone is among the worst Fifteen (15) performing countries in the world in terms of food security.
The report maintained that the country was already experiencing a deteriorating food security situation before the emergence of the Corona Virus pandemic.
That according to the Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS), the national food security was 47.7 % in January 2020 but has increased to 63% in June 2020.
That analysis conducted by Cadre Harmonise in October of 2020 confirmed that the food security situation in the country remains alarming in all districts in the country as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, including inter-districts lockdown, curfews among others.
“Around 852,383 Sierra Leoneans are in crisis and beyond (phases CH 3, 4 and 5),” the reported stated.