The Russian invasion into Ukraine will have far reaching consequences in a variety of areas: the situation has evolved into a humanitarian crisis, has turned food and energy security volatile and raises questions about the architecture of global security. These challenges will not be limited to Ukraine, but due to the globalised world we live in, will pose challenges across the globe. Both short- and long-term solutions must be found to ensure these consequences won't result into castastrophes upon catastrophes.
The United Nations has allocated $15 million to support humanitarian assistance in the North-East region of the country.
The war in Ukraine, in all its dimensions, is producing alarming cascading effects to a world economy already battered by COVID-19 and climate change, with particularly dramatic impacts on developing countries.
Preliminary results from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) monitoring system show a worsening trend in food security, especially in oblasts with active ongoing fighting and those with the highest numbers of displaced people. Within those hosting significant populations of internally displaced people, 20 percent of host households lack cash to meet their basic food needs and cover bills, and on average 80 percent are resorting to various coping mechanisms and incurring debts. FAO requires USD 115.4 million to assist 981 627 people in rural areas until the end of December. To date, FAO has raised USD 8.4 million to reach 70 941 people with livelihoods support. With more resources, FAO will be able to reach more people in time for the spring season. This support is needed urgently.
China Global Television Network | Exclusive: Ukraine agriculture minister says harvest to be greatly impacted by conflict
Mykola Solskyi, the new Ukraine's Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, in an exclusive interview to CGTN's reporter Wu Lei, mentioned that the Ukraine can't export the amount of grain that they usually do. Moreover, the conflict has greatly influenced the sowing season that has already started in Ukraine.
This blog post is part of a special series on the global and regional food security implications of rising food and fertilizer prices that began with the pandemic and are now exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The blog series is curated by IFPRI Senior Research Fellows Joseph Glauber and David Laborde to offer a range of perspectives and analyses on both the short- and long-term impacts.
Farm industry leaders have called for urgent action to tackle the threat to domestic food security posed by the war in Ukraine.
Leading thinktank raises global inflation forecast to 7.5% as cost of food staples, minerals and energy rises
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | The world food system is under threat. It doesn’t have to be that way
The food crisis won't end until governments around the world invest in a global agricultural system that meets farmers and consumers' needs.
Raising the alert of Russian nuclear forces is a bone-chilling development. The prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now back within the realm of possibility. The security and safety of nuclear facilities must also be preserved. It’s time to stop the horror unleashed on the people of Ukraine and get on the path of diplomacy and peace.