UN Chief Warns of Impending 'Unprecedented Global Food Crisis'

Posted on AllSides June 26th, 2022
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for debt relief for the world's poorest countries on Friday as he warned that an "unprecedented global food crisis" that is already ravaging more vulnerable nations will also have severe impacts for the entire world.

The U.N. chief said Russia's invasion of Ukraine has significantly worsened disruptions to the food supply chain that had already been hard-hit by the droughts and extreme weather triggered by climate crisis as well as the coronavirus pandemic and persistent inequality.

With farmers across Ukraine unable to harvest wheat due to the war and...

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