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Global food shortages could lead to a catastrophe, UN chief warns

The Secretary-General of the United Nations said the war in Ukraine has exacerbated the effects of climate change, the Coronavirus pandemic, and inequality, creating a global hunger crisis of unprecedented proportions that impacts hundreds of millions of people.

According to the head of the United Nations, there is a global shortage of food that is causing a "catastrophe."

The United Nations Secretary-General stated that the rise in fertilizer and energy prices will affect harvests in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

“This year’s food access issues could become next year’s global food shortage,” he said. “No country will be immune to the social and economic repercussions of such a catastrophe.”

In a video message he sent to officials from dozens of developing and rich countries gathered in Berlin, he warned that famine could break out in multiple countries in 2022, and even worse in 2023.

24 June 2022


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