UN: The global food crisis could last for years
The Russian war in Ukraine could very quickly trigger a global food crisis, which could last for years, the UN warns. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war has exacerbated food insecurity in poorer countries due to rising prices.
Guterres called on Russia to unblock exports and food production to Ukraine as the only way to resolve the crisis.
"Russia must allow the return of safe exports of grain stored in Ukrainian ports. alternative itineraries can be considered, although this would not be enough to solve the problem. "Also, Russian food products and fertilizers must have unrestricted access to world markets without indirect barriers," he added.