The Socioeconomic Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Vulnerable Families and Children in Egypt

Mitigating Food Security and Nutrition Concerns

The Socioeconomic Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Vulnerable Families and Children in Egypt
UNICEF

Highlights

UNICEF Egypt and the Economic Research Forum co-published a paper highlighting how the Russia-Ukraine crisis - preceded by the COVID-19 pandemic - has increased poverty rates, affecting children’s food security and nutrition from vulnerable households in Egypt. The Russia-Ukraine crisis has severely impacted food security in Egypt, a country heavily reliant on food imports from Ukraine and Russia. The crisis has led to rising food prices, which has forced many households, vulnerable ones in particular, to reduce their food consumption. This is particularly concerning for children, as they are more vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. The government has implemented social protection programs to help vulnerable households, but more needs to be done. The paper provides short- and long-term policy recommendations to address this.

The Socioeconomic Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Vulnerable Families and Children in Egypt
Author(s)
May Gadallah and Nesma Mamdouh
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English