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The war launched by Moscow against kyiv has repercussions as far as Praia, the capital of Cape Verde. The government of this West African island state declared on Monday a social and economic emergency in the archipelago, which is suffering the effect of the war in Ukraine after those of Covid-19 and drought.

Inflation reached 8%, according to data from last May, while in 2021 at the same time, it was at 1.9%. With the loss of purchasing power, nine out of 100 Cape Verdeans are at risk of food insecurity while in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, they were only 2%, said Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva.

By declaring this situation of emergency, the government intends to obtain more support from the international community to be able to continue financing the measures to protect families and businesses already adopted.

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