Ukraine crisis raises concern in Arab world over wheat supplies

Russia's invasion of Ukraine could lead to bread shortages across parts of the Arab world, including war-torn Yemen, where millions are already on the brink of starvation. According to a special briefing by the US-based Middle East Institute (MEI) earlier this week, "the Ukraine crisis could trigger renewed protests and instability in several MENA countries." The region is heavily reliant on wheat supplies from both countries in the conflict, with half of Ukraine's wheat exports make their way to the Middle East North Africa region and Russia also providing a significant amount of wheat. "If a war causes disruptions to these supplies, this could hit food import dependent countries like Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Lebanon, and others hard," the report added. … Continue reading Ukraine crisis raises concern in Arab world over wheat supplies