Due to Russian invasion of Ukraine, another 70 million people may face hunger and malnutrition
Russian invasion of Ukraine may increase the number of people facing hunger and malnutrition by 70 million
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reports this, Voice of America reports.
According to him, at the beginning of 2022, more than 190 million people found themselves in conditions of acute food insecurity.
"The war in Ukraine can add another 70 million people to them. Millions face hunger and malnutrition," he said.
Blinken noted that the combined impact of the global pandemic, the growing pressure of the climate crisis, high energy and fertilizer prices, and armed conflicts, "including Russia's brutal war of aggression against Ukraine," have disrupted production and supply chains and led to a sharp decline in world food security, especially for the most vulnerable sections of the population.