Four months into the Russia-Ukraine conflict the World Food Programme has urged the G7 leaders to address today’s record-high humanitarian needs. This, Africa News reports, as the WFP’s chief economist, Arif Husain, says the body’s “numbers show that there are up to 345 million people, who are in hunger emergencies or war situations,” and that “pre-COVID, that number was only 135 million”. “Of this 345 million, 50 million people are one step away from famine in 45 countries,” he said, including Yemen, South Sudan, Chad, and Afghanistan.