Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war


              FILE - Grain is offloaded from the Eaubonne bulk carrier ship after it docked in the port of Mombasa, Kenya on Nov. 26, 2022. Global prices for food commodities like grain and vegetable oils were the highest on record last year even after falling for nine months in a row. Russia’s war in Ukraine, drought and other factors have driven up inflation and worsened hunger worldwide. (AP Photo/Gideon Maundu)
            
              A firefighter stands at a burning house hit by the Russian shelling in Kherson, Ukraine, on the Orthodox Christmas Eve Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              FILE - Children stand near shelters at a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
            
              Huts made of branches and cloth provide shelter to Somalis displaced by drought on the outskirts outskirts of Dollow, Somalia, Sept. 19, 2022. Elections, coups, disease outbreaks and extreme weather are some of the main events that occurred across Africa in 2022.  Experts say the climate crisis is hitting Africa “first and hardest.” Kevin Mugenya, a senior food security advisor for Mercy Corps said the continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people is facing “a catastrophic global food crisis” that “will worsen if actors do not act quickly.”  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war