Global food crisis looms, UN report says

ZEUS 24 Newsline — A global food crisis that will be years-long is the potential consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

This came alongside a UN analysis that food prices around the globe are nearly thirty per cent higher than at at this time last year.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said some nations face long-term famines if exports from Ukraine are not restored to levels before the invasion.

He added that food insecurity has been exacerbated in poorer countries due to rising prices and inflation.

The conflict between the two countries which has seen supplies from Ukraine’s ports stalled is causing chaos and high demand for its exports. Ukraine was known prior to the war for exporting vast amounts of cooking oil and wheat.

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