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Author: journalist Nada Arafat


In this review of the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security and policy in Egypt, the author writes:

When Russia launched its offensive on Ukraine in February, the Egyptian government perceived an immediate danger to about two-thirds of its population. 

Russian tanks rolled over Ukraine’s wheat fields and warships blockaded its Black Sea ports, in a conflict that looked set to suspend the crucial supply of wheat from two countries on which Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, depends for about 80 percent of its annual stocks. 

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