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Egypt's finance minister echoes warning of looming global famine where 'millions could die', intends to remove country's bread subsidies

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A sign is placed on almost empty shelves of bread and other wheat-based food products that reads in French ‘one bag per person’, at a supermarket in the Tunisian capital Tunis, on 13 March

Increases in food prices triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine could kill “millions” of people globally, Egypt‘s finance minister has cautioned, echoing warnings made by the UN and G7 countries over the worldwide wheat shortage.

Mohamed Maait expressed concern regarding “food insecurity” around the world in an interview with Financial Times in London while insisting that Egypt has enough wheat to last until the end of the year.

Ukraine and Russia are among the biggest producers and exporters of wheat, corn and cooking oil, the global supplies of which have been threatened since Russia’s 24 February invasion.

“This is something that we have to be very careful about,” Maait said. “We will feel shame

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