World is facing the most serious food crisis in over 70 years, says U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Food Agencies

Cindy McCain, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Food Agencies in Rome

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# 11 May 2022 10:56 (UTC +04:00)

"Putin unleashed his unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine – the fifth-largest exporter of wheat and the second-largest exporter of sunflower oil – triggering an even greater and far-reaching humanitarian crisis," said Ambassador Cindy McCain, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Food Agencies in Rome at an online press briefing for foreign journalists, APA reports.

"Putin has upended spring planting, blocked ports, mined fields, destroyed infrastructure, and ultimately thrown our global food systems into chaos.

And it’s the world’s most vulnerable people who once again will pay the heaviest price. I was recently in Kenya and Madagascar and saw firsthand some communities on the brink that will suffer even more because of soaring food and fertilizer prices, limited staple food supplies, and forced cuts to humanitarian rations", Ambassador Cindy McCain said.

According to US diplomat, the world is facing the most serious food crisis in over 70 years – the worst since World War II. "We have to act now", she urged.

"This is why the United States has called for the “Days of Action” on May 18th and May 19th – to rally the world to take steps to bolster food supply chains and strengthen food resilience.

Secretary Blinken will chair a “Global Food Security Call to Action” on May 18th with foreign ministers from dozens of regionally diverse countries to review the urgent humanitarian needs and identify steps to build resilience for the future.

On the next day, acting in the U.S. capacity as President of the UN Security Council for the month of May, Secretary Blinken will chair a meeting of the UNSC focused on the link between food security and conflict."

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