” It is crucial to open food corridors today, not in three months ” to avoid ” being faced with dramatic food crises in the next few weeks that can cause dramatic social tensions ”. This was asked by Marco Minniti, president of the Med-Or Foundation, speaking at the Forum underway in Sorrento on the ‘European strategy for a new geopolitical, economic and socio-cultural season of the Mediterranean’. “It is a dramatic illusion”, said Minniti, “to keep Ukraine separate from the Mediterranean, to think about the Ukrainian war without looking at the Mediterranean”. Because, Minniti wonders, ” what can happen in North African countries that depend 96% on wheat arriving from Russia and Ukraine ”. Inviting people to “do not forget what happened in 2011”, Minniti urged “to challenge all parties involved in the Ukrainian crisis” to avoid tensions deriving from the “food crisis that evokes a humanitarian crisis”. And he wonders ” how will Europe hold up ” if it will be ” held in a humanitarian pincer ” that sees those fleeing potential social tensions in North Africa join the six million refugees from Ukraine.
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