2022-06-23 11:33:25

"The Famine Is Coming": War in Ukraine & Climate Crisis Contribute to Food Insecurity in Somalia

Experts are warning of a pending global food shortage due to the climate crisis, blocked grain shipments amid the Ukraine war, and a lack of humanitarian aid. Joining Democracy Now! from Mogadishu, Somalia, Jan Egeland, secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, says poorer countries in Africa aren't able to financially compete with richer countries to afford basic staples like wheat. Egeland calls on G7 countries to take immediate action to prevent a global famine — which he believes is still stoppable. #democracynow

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