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UN chief Guterres concerned Ukraine war could threaten global food security

UN Secretary-General concerned about global food supply. Black Sea ports closed for exports.

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Speaking in Vienna, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was deeply concerned about the possibility of hunger spreading globally as the Ukraine war threatens food security.
The Ukraine war has affected the shipping of grains and other commodities from Ukraine and Russia via the Black Sea.
Charles Michel, President of the European Council stated about the port of Odesa, “I saw silos full of grain, wheat and corn ready for export. This badly needed food is stranded because of the Russian war and blockade of Black sea ports.”
The UN fears that the spillover effects of the Ukraine war will push already vulnerable people even closer toward famine.
Guterres stated, “The war in Ukraine could throw more than 1/5 of humanity into poverty, destitution & hunger on a scale not seen in decades.”

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