Russia-Ukraine War: “Time is short to prevent a global food crisis,” UN says

New York, June 9: The war in Ukraine exposes an estimated 1.6 billion people in 94 countries to at least one aspect of the financial, food and energy crisis, leaving about 1.2 billion seriously vulnerable to all three areas. I live in a country of “worst case”. Revealed by the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG).

The report, released on June 8, calls for stabilizing record high food and fuel prices, implementing social safety nets, and increasing financial support for developing countries. Global Food Crisis: More countries are implementing food export controls amid concerns about rising prices.

A UN report warns that “time is short” to prevent the 2023 food crisis. This crisis raises issues for both food access and food availability. “If the war continues and high grain and fertilizer prices continue until the next planting season, food availability will decline at the worst possible time, and the current crisis of corn, wheat and vegetable oils will become another staple food. People who can expand to and even affect billions, “he added.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the spillover effects of the Ukrainian war have created a serious crisis in living costs and that countries and communities cannot escape.

At the time of the release of the latest report on the impact of conflict on food security, energy and financing, the UN chief said the message was clear and assertive. Countries must now act to save lives and livelihoods. “Three months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we are facing a new reality,” he told reporters.

“For people on earth, new bloodshed and suffering are brought every day, and for people around the world, war unleashes an unprecedented wave of hunger and poverty, causing social and economic turmoil.”

The crisis amplifies the consequences of other challenges facing countries, such as climate emergencies, the COVID-19 pandemic, and resource inequality for post-pandemic recovery. According to the report, the increase in hunger since the beginning of the war can be higher and more widespread.

The number of people with severe food insecurity has doubled from 135 million before the pandemic to 276 million in just two years. Due to the spillover effects of the war, this number could reach 323 million.

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