War in Ukraine: Crisis is unleashing ‘hell on earth’ for food prices

The head of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, has warned the conflict in Ukraine could send global food prices soaring, with a catastrophic impact on the world’s poorest.

Ukraine and Russia are both major exporters of basic foodstuffs, and the war has already hit crop production, driving up prices

Mr Beasley said it was putting more people at risk of starvation worldwide.

“Just when you think hell on earth can’t get any worse, it does,” he said.

— BBC

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