As war continues,
Africa food shortage

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With the war, countries in Africa are facing a food crisis. The rising prices are compounding the plight of millions of people into poverty, requiring urgent action by the government and the international community, supplies are squeezed, including prices for fuel, increasing the cost for transporting food in and to the region.

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Before the war in Ukraine, countries in East, West, Middle, and Southern Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, and Nigeria, were already grappling with soaring food prices due to extreme climate and weather events such as floods, landslides, and droughts, and the Covid-19 pandemic, which disrupted production efforts and global supply chains. Since Russia’s invasion, global food prices have reached new heights. 


Russia and Ukraine are among the top five global exporters of barley, sunflowers, and maize, and account for about a third of the world’s wheat exports. Many countries, like Uganda source more than 40 percent of their wheat imports from Russia and Ukraine. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) buys half of the wheat it distributes around the world from Ukraine. With the war, supplies are squeezed, and prices rise, including for fuel, increasing the cost for transporting food in and to the region.

Source: 
Human Rights Watch
https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/04/28/ukraine/russia-war-continues-africa-food-crisis-looms