War in Ukraine at 1 year: Pain, resilience in global economy

A worker serves customers at a food stall in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Feb 2, 2023. Nearly a year after Russia invaded Ukraine, punishingly high food prices are inflicting particular hardship on the world’s poor. In Jakarta, vendors know they can’t pass along surging food prices to their already struggling customers. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

An Egyptian widow is struggling to afford meat and eggs for her five children. An exasperated German laundry owner watches as his energy bill jumps fivefold. Nigerian bakeries have shut their doors, unable to afford the exorbitant price of flour.

One year after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, and caused widespread suffering, the global economy is still enduring the consequences — crunched supplies of grain, fertilizer and energy along with more inflation and economic uncertainty in a…

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