The Washington PostThe Washington Post

Climate disasters collide with Ukraine war to deepen hunger crisis

By Sarah Kaplan

13 Jun 2022 · 7 min read

With temperatures spiking to 110 degrees once more, Jeetram Yadav sat in the shade on his farm outside New Delhi and cupped a handful of this season's disappointing wheat between his calloused palms. The grains were brown and the size of cumin seeds, shriveled by heat.

"I can speak for my village: Everybody has had the same fate," said Yadav, a 70-year-old who grows wheat and rice on his 2.6-acre plot.

Sign in to informed

  • Curated articles from premium publishers, ad-free
  • Concise Daily Briefs with quick-read summaries
  • Read, listen, save for later, or enjoy offline
  • Enjoy personalized content