Global food crisis ‘will kill millions’ by disease, warns health exec


A Russian naval blockade of Black Sea ports in Ukraine has stopped grain shipments from the fourth-largest exporter of corn and wheat in the world. – EPA pic, June 23, 2022.

THE global food crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine will kill millions by leaving the hungriest more vulnerable to infectious diseases, potentially triggering the next health catastrophe in the world, warned the head of a major aid organisation.

A Russian naval blockade of the Black Sea ports in Ukraine stopped grain shipments from the fourth-largest exporter of corn and wheat in the world, raising the spectre of shortages and hunger in low-income countries.


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