‘Up to 47 million people could face acute hunger due to war in Ukraine’ – Channel 4 News

According to the World Food Programme, as many as 47 million people around the world will face acute hunger if the war in Ukraine does not end.

Ukraine and Russia are both major exporters of wheat, maize and barley on which hundreds of millions of people in some of the world’s poorest regions depend. But the war meant that these exports were extremely disrupted.

We spoke to Michael Dunford, the World Food Program’s regional director for East Africa, and asked him about ships carrying cargoes of wheat that are trapped on the dock – going nowhere – and what does this mean for countries already struggling to feed people?

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