Bonn (Germany), 15 May (ONA) —— German charity Welthungerhilfe chief Mathias Mogge has warned that Russia's war on Ukraine will lead to famines around the World.
"Countries like Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan, Lebanon and many other states have been heavily dependent on Russian and Ukrainian exports, either directly or indirectly," he told the RND media group during the weekend. "These countries are not receiving the quantities they ordered anymore or have to pay a lot more for them."
Food prices have already risen to an all-time high before the war due to factors including climate change, conflict and the pandemic, Mogge said.
Poorer people who have to spend a high proportion of their disposable income on food are the ones who suffer most, he said, but added that the higher prices are also highly problematic for aid groups.