How big is the impact of the Ukraine crisis? Guterres: 1.7 billion people may fall into hunger and poverty

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a recent interview with the media that the crisis in Ukraine could push up to 1.7 billion people into poverty and hunger, more than one-fifth of the world’s population.

Guterres said in an interview report published by Czech media on the 17th that the Ukrainian crisis “caused a silent blow to developing countries” and could push the world’s 1.7 billion people into poverty and hunger, “with a scale of dozens of Years not seen.”

On April 1, at the UN headquarters in New York, UN Secretary-General Guterres attended a press conference. Xinhua| Seed oil production accounted for more than half.

Guterres said the Ukrainian crisis has restricted food exports and disrupted supply chains, leading to price spikes. Wheat and corn prices have risen 30 percent since the start of the year, Brent crude futures in London have risen more than 60 percent, and gas and fertilizer prices have more than doubled.

On April 1, some products were in shortage on the edible oil shelf of a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium. Xinhua| It accounts for 86% of the global economy.

The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Food Programme and the World Trade Organization issued a joint statement on the 13th, calling on all parties to carry out joint actions as soon as possible to maintain food security.

(Xinhua News Agency)

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