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Russia to blame for ‘worst food crisis since WW2’, says US envoy

Cindy McCain warns food supplies will not be safe until Russian invasion of Ukraine has ended

The global food price crisis will carry on this year, the US ambassador for food has warned, and supplies will not be safe until the Russian invasion of Ukraine has ended.

Cindy McCain, the US ambassador to the UN agencies for food and agriculture, called the crisis “huge … the worst food crisis, the worst humanitarian crisis since world war 2” and warned that some countries in Africa were on the brink of famine. She laid the blame for soaring prices squarely on Russia, and president Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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