International development agency, Christian Aid, says the hail of Russian missiles and threats against Ukraine's Black Sea ports and grain storage facilities this week, is a devastating blow for poor countries and has urged all parties keep talking to find a way for grain to reach countries such as South Sudan.
Christian Aid's Global Crisis Context Lead, Elizabeth Hallinan, said: "This weaponisation of food exports by Russia is an attack on the world's poorest people. It looks now that Russia has no interest in finding a deal to keep food flowing across the Black Sea to countries in need.
"With international wheat prices now surging as a result of this rapid escalation, more vulnerable people will now be plunged into hunger. It is more critical than ever that all parties keep talking to find a way for grain to reach countries such as South Sudan that are desperate to feed their people."
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