Russia and Ukraine export nearly a third of the world’s wheat and barley. And more than 70 percent of its sunflower oil…
The war in Ukraine is preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe.
World food prices were already climbing, and the war has made things worse, preventing over 20 million tons of Ukrainian grain from getting into the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Asia.
According to this article in Intelligencer, West Africa is facing its worst food crisis in a decade, with the number of people in need of emergency food aid standing at 27 million in April and rising fast. Another 13 million face severe hunger in the Horn of Africa, and as many as 19 million will be food insecure in Yemen by the end of this year.
Europe embraces for another mass migration crisis sparked by food shortages in Africa and the Middle East.
Sri Lanka, once more prosperous than its neighbors, applied last month for 100,000 metric tons of food aid from a regional food bank as its debt crisis threatens to leave millions hungry.
Watch this video for a full explanation of the developing food crisis…