POSTED June 21, 2022
War having wide-ranging effect on world food supply, especially in Africa
Food blockades in Ukraine are reported to be affecting many countries as one-third of the world’s wheat comes from Russia and the war-torn country
Global hunger is a growing concern in African countries as the ongoing war in Ukraine is reportedly affecting massive grain exports.
Reports indicate millions of tonnes of grain is being blocked from leaving Ukraine. “[This] has … put millions of people at risk of hunger,” notes BBC News.
World leaders are considering alternative ways to export food from Ukraine. In many regions, specifically Africa, the cost of grains, cooking oil, fuel and fertilizer is on the rise.
At Children Believe, we continue to help families in Ukraine as well as in three African nations where part of our work includes evaluating basic needs of food, clean water, shelter and medicine. We’re always monitoring our program areas to ensure communities have resources to thrive.
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