U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Ahunna Eziakonwa says inflation and trade disruption have put countries in a “very precarious situation.”
This is particularly true for most African countries.
In 2021, for example, Kenya imported almost 30 percent of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine. A supply disruption would affect the production of bread in Kenya, which Eziakonwa noted is the third most consumed food item in that country.
Cameroon imported 44 percent of its fertilizers from Russia in 2021.
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