UN warns: Ukraine war ‘aggravating’ existing global food crisis

UN warns: Ukraine war ‘aggravating’ existing global food crisis

UN warns: Ukraine war ‘aggravating’ existing global food crisis

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  • Prices are rising and triggering a full-fledged worldwide food crisis.
  • The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index, fell for the second month in a row.
  • In the last six years, the number of people facing extreme food insecurity rose considerably.
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The UN warns that the conflict in Ukraine risks exacerbating price rises and triggering a full-fledged worldwide food crisis.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, fell for the second month in a row. It reached a new high in March, according to the UN agency.

Read more: UN chief calls for action to alleviate ‘food crisis’

Despite the drop, the May index showed prices were 22.8 percent higher than a year ago. One of the world’s biggest breadbaskets were boosted.

According to Luca Russo, the FAO’s senior analyst for food crises, the cost of providing help has grown as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It directly raises energy prices. He cautioned that the poor world is particularly vulnerable to a serious food catastrophe.

Russo was interviewed about the concerns regarding current international situation.

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According to him, this is not a brand-new crisis. In the last six years, the number of people facing extreme food insecurity rose considerably. The conflict in Ukraine is the most recent development in an incredibly complicated issue.

Furthermore, the UN witnesses significant success in lowering the number of people who are hungry. However, in the recent several years, there is a reversal of trend in around 20, 30 countries.

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