A senior U.S. official said Friday that sub-Saharan Africa is the region hardest hit by disruptions to the global food supply due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "Food prices worldwide are 23% higher than a year ago, but they hit the hardest in sub-Saharan Africa where food consumes 40% of household budgets," Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told an audience at the University of Ghana in Accra. "Regardless of how you feel about Russia, we all have a powerful common interest in mitigating the impact of the war on Ukraine on food security." "Well, since Russia's unprovoked war, full-scale invasion into Ukraine, we estimate that number could rise to 230 million," Thomas-Greenfield said. Russia has intensified its own efforts to strengthen ties with the continent since launching its war on Ukraine.
Source: Ethiopian News August 06, 2022 12:56 UTC