If Ukraine's war continues, the world will become a 'hell' from famine, UN

The United Nations has warned that the economic effects of the Ukraine-Russia war could turn the world into "hell".

David Beasley, director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), said the war, along with other elements, was proving disastrous for the world.

Speaking at an event in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, he said that even before the crisis in Ukraine, we were facing a global food crisis due to the rise in COD 19 and fuel prices. Can't be worse than that but this war is more destructive.

He added that if the crisis is not overcome, it could lead to global problems such as famine, instability and mass displacement.

He said that riots and instability in countries like Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Pakistan indicate a near future situation on the world stage.

David Beasley said the best thing to do now is to end the war between Russia and Ukraine and open a Ukrainian port.

Prior to the Russian invasion in February, 4.5 million tons of agricultural products were exported each month from Ukrainian ports, including 12 percent wheat, 15 percent corn oil and 50 percent sunflower oil, which are needed for world needs.

Matthew Hollingworth, a World Food Program official in Ukraine, said the war was leading to a devastating hunger crisis.

He said that in 2021, 400 million people worldwide had their stomachs full of Ukrainian food, but now millions of people are facing food insecurity.

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