Senegal eases COVID-19 restrictions as food crisis looms

A crisis unfolding in Senegal, the World Food Programme warns 130 million people are facing starvation because of the pandemic.

The World Food Programme says the coronavirus pandemic could push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation by the end of the year.

While the number of infections is multiplying in Senegal, the government is easing restriction on movement, fearing a looming food crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Sandiara in Senegal’s Thies region.