Leaders from global food organizations have warned that the state of global food insecurity is worse than when the Arab Spring happened, according to a joint report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Program.
The report claims that there are currently 49 million people in over 46 countries, who are at risk of starvation and over 750,000 people are already living in dire conditions.
Afghanistan and Somalia have been added to a growing list of Middle Eastern and African countries which include Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen.
The report lays some of the blame on covid-19, which severely damaged the world’s supply chain because of lockdowns and then it was made far worse by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Also wreaking havoc is droughts and unseasonal weather that is preventing crops from being sown and sudden cold snaps and flooding are adding to the woes.
Former U.S. state governor and executive director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, told Euractiv that the food crisis could cause other effects too – triggering another migrant crisis in Europe, that according to Beasley will be on a far greater scale than the Arab Spring, which saw armed rebellions in the Middle East in the early 2010s.
“We’ve already seen what’s happening in Indonesia, Pakistan, Peru, and Sri Lanka – that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Beasley said.
The former South Carolina governor also added that the crisis will “overwhelm millions of families who until now have just about kept their heads above water.”
A former member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and now the FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu, said UN agencies are “deeply concerned about the combined impacts of overlapping crises jeopardizing people’s ability to produce and access foods, pushing millions more into extreme levels of acute food insecurity”.
“We are in a race against time to help farmers in the most affected countries, including by rapidly increasing potential food production and boosting their resilience in the face of challenges,” he said.
Of course, the unelected globalist overlords are laying all the blame for the global food crisis on Russia, who are the world’s largest producers of grain and fertilizer.
Russia has said, however, that the sanctions that have been put on them by Western nations are exacerbating the problem and exports aren’t able to go out because of it.
The excuse being used is not washing with African leaders, who are questioning where the problem is really coming from, and they don’t see Russia as the culprit.
African Union head Macky Sall, has called on “all partners to lift sanctions on wheat and fertilizer” to prevent what will become a devastating catastrophe, and warned European lawmakers that there is a growing sentiment in Africa, that the West is to blame for the food crisis.
Since 2015, Europe has been reeling from hundreds of thousands of African migrants, flooding across the Mediterranean Sea and into the interior of Europe – most seeking benefits and causing a spike in crime across the continent.
Europe may be about to see round two.