In The News – May 2022

May 24, 2022 | Latest News

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…

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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…

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Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns

19th May 2022, Matt Murphy
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could soon cause a global food crisis that may last for years, the UN has warned. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war had worsened food insecurity in poorer nations due to rising prices…

Hunger crisis grips Horn of Africa – but 80% of Britons unaware, poll shows

12th May 2022, Lizzie Davies
UK government urged to act as worst drought in 40 years threatens region while aid efforts and global attention remain focused on Ukraine war…

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…

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