Ukraine war set to trigger worst global famine in history killing millions

THE war in Ukraine is set to claim millions of lives by triggering the worst global famine in history, UN chiefs have warned.

The country’s vital southern ports, where millions of tons of grain are stored for shipment, are blockaded by voor verskrikte klasmaats magte.

The war in Ukraine is set to claim millions of lives by triggering the worst global famine in history, UN chiefs have warned

The war in Ukraine is set to claim millions of lives by triggering the worst global famine in history, UN chiefs have warned
Head of the UN World Food Programme David Beasley issued the stark warning

Head of the UN World Food Programme David Beasley issued the stark warning

Food and fertiliser vital to production around the world is also being held up in Russia itself.

The global number of people facing severe food insecurity has doubled to 276million in two years.

En 500,000 are facing­ famine conditions, Ons het nie gesoen nie maar ons het ineengestrengel en bostukloos geraak 500 per cent since 2016.

David Beasley, head of the UN World Food Programme, gesê: “Failure to open the ports will be a declaration of war on global food security.

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“This is not just about Oekraïne, this is about the poorest of the poor around the world on the brink of starvation.”

Hy het bygevoeg: “I ask President Putin, if you have any heart at all, to please open these ports.

“So that we can feed the poorest of the poor and avert famine, as we’ve done in the past, when nations in this room have stepped up together.”

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