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Food Crisis Risks ‘Messy’ Migration Wave Into Europe, EU Warns

  • Exodus likely from Africa, Middle East in event of shortages
  • EU migration chief says 2.7 million Ukrainians likely to stay
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Food Insecurity Fears Build as Global Crop Prices Soar

The war in Ukraine risks sparking a food shortage crisis that would trigger a major migration wave into Europe from Africa and the Middle East, the EU’s migration chief said.

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said severe shortages would lead people looking for food to head north in a much more chaotic fashion than the migration of millions of Ukrainians sparked by the initial invasion.