Russia-Ukraine War: Millions May Face Hunger In Coming Months –Germany

(Last Updated On: 2022-05-14)

Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock has warned tens of millions of people  face hunger because of the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine is a major contributor to world food stocks, exporting sizeable amounts of cooking oil, corn and wheat.

But these supplies are currently trapped due to Russia’s invasion.

Speaking after a G7 summit in Germany, Ms Baerbock said up to 50 million people, particularly in the countries of Africa and the Middle East, will face hunger in the next few months.

A group statement from the G7’s foreign ministers said: “Russia’s war of aggression has generated one of the most severe food and energy crises in recent history which now threatens those most vulnerable across the globe,.

“We are determined to accelerate a co-ordinated multilateral response to preserve global food security and stand by our most vulnerable partners in this respect.”

Canada’s foreign minister, Melanie Joly, said she was ready to send ships to European ports to transport grain should Ukraine’s supplies be released.

“We need to make sure that these cereals are sent to the world,” she told reporters. “If not, millions of people will be facing famine.”


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