Jakarta (ANTARA) – The ongoing Russian attack on Ukraine that started on February 24, 2022, has haunted the international community owing to factors, including the potential to trigger a severe food crisis that could lead to starvation globally.
The potential food crisis might increase since several countries dependent on essential commodities produced by Russia and Ukraine, such as Egypt, which still imports 80 percent of wheat from the two nations.
Egypt, which is currently also known as the world’s largest importer of wheat, requires wheat as raw material for flatbread for their citizens’ daily consumption. Any shortage in food commodities, especially wheat, could lead the country to severe hunger crises.
Moreover, based on data from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Russia and Ukraine dominate wheat production, with the supply reaching 40 percent of the world’s wheat requirement.
Russia, apart from Canada and Belarus, is also a major producer