In the midst of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the world is dealing with a slew of crises. Military security isn’t a problem in and of itself. The cost of crude oil and natural gas is also rapidly rising. Meanwhile, another major crisis is unfolding in front of the eyes of the entire world. In fact, the world is still recovering from the corona epidemic, and a food security crisis has emerged.
Ukraine and Russia are, in fact, among the world’s largest producers of energy, as well as wheat and barley. About a third of the world’s wheat and barley imports come from these two countries. Furthermore, Ukraine is the world’s largest supplier of sunflower oil. Food supplies around the world are being disrupted as a result of the war, and prices are rapidly rising as a result.
A United Nations official has issued a warning.
Gabriel Ferrero, the head of the World Food Safety Committee, has issued a warning. He stated that the corona epidemic has already created a major global crisis. Already, hunger is on the rise. In this context, the war between the two major countries has escalated once more. According to him, 161 crore more people are currently hungry than before the pandemic. Their current population is estimated to be around 821 million.
Now is the time to be vigilant.
There are many countries around the world that are entirely reliant on Russia and Ukraine for food. Almost half of the wheat consumed in Bangladesh is imported from Russia and Ukraine. Despite the fact that there hasn’t been a major problem with wheat supply, prices have risen by 55 percent, according to the report.