Impact of Ukraine War Felt in West Africa

24 February 2023 23:40

Russia and Ukraine both often referred to as the breadbasket of the world is major players in the export of wheat and sunflower to Africa. Within weeks, world prices for wheat, sunflower, and crude oil soared to unprecedented levels due to Russia's war in Ukraine and subsequent global sanctions.

East Africa's Ivory Coast was heavily reliant on these commodities and supply chain disruptions have impacted day-to-day life for Africans.

Residents of the country's capital Abidjan said, that the most visible impact of the Ukrainian war for Africa was the rising fuel and food prices. With food insecurity likely to persist, it could have a negative impact on all aspects of human development. From income to health and education within Africa.