The ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia could lead to a rise in global food prices, as both Russia and Ukraine are major food producers.
According to analysts, if this war is not ended soon, the time to come will be very severe in terms of food shortages, which could have dire consequences.
In this regard, nutritionists have warned that the food crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war will lead to the death of millions of people.
The French news agency AFP quoted experts as saying that most of the deaths were not due to starvation but to infectious diseases and that there would be more global health problems.
According to the news Russian Navy has stopped delivery of food grains to Ukrainian ports which could lead to food shortage and famine in low income countries.
Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, told AFP that the dangers ahead were that those with infectious diseases would die more than those with starvation. The immune system will be weakened.
“We think the health crisis has started, but not because of a new bacterium, but because people who are malnourished will Will suffer more from diseases.
He said that in 2020, 1.5 million people worldwide received less TB treatment, which means that thousands of people will not only die but will also infect others.
The West and Ukraine accuse Russia of increasing pressure on Ukraine to suspend food exports, which could lead to global famine.
Moscow, meanwhile, says Western sanctions are hampering supplies.
A special meeting is being held in Germany on Thursday to discuss the food crisis, entitled Coalition for Global Food Security. US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken is also attending the meeting.