The Middle East’s deepening food crisis

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The Middle East is particularly vulnerable to the wide-ranging effects on global food prices and supplies caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The history of food security in the region could portend catastrophic consequences if this state of affairs persists and worsens, with the possibility of political unrest, migration, and even famine. With the United Nations warning that the global food crisis could last for years if not addressed, countries across the Middle East have different challenges in responding to rising food insecurity. “Even during the pre-Covid-19 era in Iraq people were p…

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