Africa: A Casualty of Russia's War in Ukraine

Africa risks becoming the greatest casualty of the Russian war in Ukraine. Its governments must take a firmer stance towards Russia's war in Ukraine. It would not only be in Ukraine's interests, but Africa's too.
Published 12 July 2022

Large parts of the continent face an “unprecedented food emergency” in 2022 according to the World Food Programme. Ukraine and Russia account for around one-third of the world's grain supply, with the former projected to produce over eighty million tonnes of grain in 2022, at least before the war.

Ukraine has also routinely supplied over half of world exports in vegetable oil. These are staple products, and when prices go up, the poorest are always the most vulnerable.

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