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Iraq grapples with rising food costs as a result of Ukraine war

Ripple effects from the Russian invasion of Ukraine are driving the Iraqi government to allot additional funds to ensure the food supply is stable.
Iraq food

BAGHDAD — The global economic crisis due to the Russian-Ukrainian war has led to price hikes in Iraq. This has prompted the Iraqi government to amend several decisions related to the import of goods, especially foodstuffs, instructing the internal security forces to monitor markets and prices.

The prices of some foodstuffs, especially wheat-derived goods, such as pastries, in addition to cooking oil, has increased by 20%.

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