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Doubly Devastating: Local communities disproportionately affected by food, fuel, and fertiliser price rises


The fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is being felt globally as disruption to supply from two of the world’s major exporters of wheat, maize, fuel and fertiliser is causing prices to soar.  

New research by ActionAid finds that local communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are being disproportionately affected by price rises caused by the war in Ukraine.  

Many local communities are paying double, triple, or in some cases nearly four times what they were paying for food, fuel and fertiliser before the war began.