Bread might become a “luxury”
The war in Ukraine could change dinner tables in the Middle East. Russia and Ukraine provide more than a quarter of the world’s wheat exports.
Many food-poor nations fear a surge in prices which could make bread a luxury if the conflict lingers on.
Egypt is the largest importer buying 90 percent of its wheat from Russia and Ukraine. Lebanon imports 60 percent from both countries, and Yemen buys nearly 40 percent from Russia and Ukraine.