Posted 14 апреля 2022,, 12:19

Published 14 апреля 2022,, 12:19

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

The British were predicted a catastrophic food shortage

The British were predicted a catastrophic food shortage

14 апреля 2022, 12:19
British households have been "on the brink" of skyrocketing energy bills and food prices. Over 550 food banks have sounded the alarm, issuing a warning to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“We are deeply concerned about the extent of the suffering we are already seeing, as well as our ability to prevent citizen starvation in the coming weeks and months", - The Independent newspaper quotes the text of the appeal.

The organization Second Chance Medway called the current situation of the British "worst poverty" in 30 years. "People come to us in tears and say, 'I either pay the bills or feed the kids,'" spokeswoman Penny Keevil said, adding that food banks have cut back on the amount of food they give out as demand outstrips supply.

At Micah Liverpool, Paul notes that they have not seen such difficulties before: "we see families living in the same room to keep warm, because they cannot afford to turn on the heating". Some. We have to abandon washing machines and wash by hand to save electricity.

It should be noted that the violation of supply chains in Europe due to anti-Russian sanctions led to an increase in prices for fuel and products. The UK tariff hike has hit millions of households, whose spending has now risen by an average of £700 a year. Against this background, there was also a record inflation for three decades - 6.2%.