The Invasion of Ukraine and Extreme Weather are Causing Global Starvation


Deutsche Welle: The battle against hunger is quite literally an existential one. There was a time when winning that battle seemed within reach as production surpluses could have meant enough food for all – but extreme weather, war, and a broken food supply chains are threatening that goal.

Ukraine, a big provider of wheat to the world, is unable to export grain amid a blockade of its Black Sea ports, such as Odesa. While millions of tonnes of grain sit stuck in silos, countries dependent on these supplies have been left in a desperate situation.

Starvation and malnutrition threaten the lives of tens of millions in places like Yemen and the Horn of Africa. Supply shortages have worsened humanitarian crises.

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