With Ukraine farmers on frontlines, U.N. food chief warns of 'devastation'

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  • Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: A combine harvester machine loads grain onto a transport truck near the southern Ukranian city of Nikolaev July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Mundy/File Photo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. food chief warned on Tuesday that the war in Ukraine was threatening to devastate the World Food Programme's efforts to feed some 125 million people globally because Ukraine had gone "from the breadbasket of the world to breadlines."

"It's not just decimating dynamically Ukraine and the region, but it will have global context impact beyond anything we've seen since World War Two," WFP Executive Director David Beasley told the 15-member United Nations Security Council.

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