The head of the World Food Programme is warning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could trigger the largest global food crisis in 80 years. David Beasley told the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that half of the grain his agency purchases each year comes from Ukraine. He said the war has imperiled efforts to feed 125 million people around the world.
David Beasley: “So now we’re talking about a catastrophe on top of a catastrophe, because Ukraine, from the breadbasket of the world now to breadlines, we never would have dreamed anything like this would be possible. And it’s not just decimating dynamically Ukraine and the region, but it will have global context impact beyond anything we’ve seen since World War II.”