In The News – May 2022
What we’re reading this month about world hunger and poverty.
An overview of the news articles, blog posts and opinion pieces we’re reading this month.
Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis
21st May 2022, Simon Tisdall
The Bank of England governor warned last week of ‘apocalyptic’ food price rises. Yet war in Ukraine, climate change and inflation are already taking their toll all over the world…
Open letter: Impact of Ukraine war is increasing the threat of global famine
26th April 2022
The CEOs of 15 international aid organisations, including Islamic Relief, are warning that the conflict in Ukraine is causing “suffering beyond its borders, including through the twin impact of rising food and energy costs”. The group has written an open letter to the UK Government, urging it to play a leading role as rising prices create increasing global hunger and malnutrition…
Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns
19th May 2022, Matt Murphy
Hunger crisis grips Horn of Africa – but 80% of Britons unaware, poll shows
12th May 2022, Lizzie Davies
Bank of England warns of ‘apocalyptic’ food price rises because of Ukraine war
16th May 2022, Macer Hall
BRITAIN faces “apocalyptic” food bill rises due to the war in Ukraine, the head of the Bank of England warned yesterday. Andrew Bailey told MPs that inflation was out of the Bank’s control when confronted by unforeseen events such as Vladimir Putin’s invasion…