Across West Africa, crops have failed and food prices are rising. Without a reliable food source, children are simply not getting enough food to eat. Chad is just one of the countries affected.
A severely malnourished boy lies near his mother at a UNICEF-supported feeding centre in Mao, Chad. He's in one of the regions worst affected by the food shortage, where more than 15 per cent of children under 5 are ill from hunger.
© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2173/Patricia Esteve