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Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis - UN

22 May, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could cause global food shortages in the coming months, the UN has warned.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war had worsened food insecurity in poorer nations due to rising prices.

The world could face famines that last for years if Ukrainian exports are not restored to pre-war levels, he added.

The conflict has cut-off supplies from Ukraine’s ports, which once exported vast amounts of sunflower oil as well as cereals such as maize and wheat.

This has reduced the global supply and caused the price of alternatives to soar. – BBC

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