The article from arabnews.com website reviews inflationary impact Russian invasion of Ukraine on food, oil and shipping costs in Arab states of the Middle East and North Africa region countries that extensively relied on lower-cost Black Sea grain.
Particularly, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, and Sudan have felt much closer the conflict in Ukraine, war’s alarm started ringing far away from the war zone. It shows how many countries depended heavily on the two conflicting states wheat supplies.
MENA states witnessing food shortages caused by increased import costs, fiscal deficits, and generated by the conflict and any delay of wheat supplies from Ukraine and Russia will deprive food-insecure countries, their capacity to produce essential foodstuffs as bread and other.
The article noticed that the threat to food availability in the Middle East rarely reached those alarming levels, any disruption settled by officials to provide staple foods flowing. However, current war-related food crisis feels different in comparison.
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