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A staff member wearing a face mask works at a food store behind makeshift fences, after the lockdown placed to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was lifted in Shanghai, China June 2, 2022. REUTERS
A staff member wearing a face mask works at a food store behind makeshift fences, after the lockdown placed to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was lifted in Shanghai, China June 2, 2022. REUTERS
A protester launches orange smoke during a student protest outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Students are protesting on the day Chilean President Gabriel Boric gives his first annual address as president, while continuing to demand free, non-sexist education as well as fair transportation prices, more food vouchers and the cancelation of student debt. AP
A protester launches orange smoke during a student protest outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Students are protesting on the day Chilean President Gabriel Boric gives his first annual address as president, while continuing to demand free, non-sexist education as well as fair transportation prices, more food vouchers and the cancelation of student debt. AP
A youth carries home a bucket of cooked oatmeal in the Ticlio Chico area where residents pool their money to cook and serve food on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Twenty-five percent of Peruvians live in poverty, according to Peru's statistics institute INEI, amid rising global inflation. AP
A youth carries home a bucket of cooked oatmeal in the Ticlio Chico area where residents pool their money to cook and serve food on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Twenty-five percent of Peruvians live in poverty, according to Peru's statistics institute INEI, amid rising global inflation. AP
Water vendors fill water tanks, each tank linked to a home, in the Ticlio Chico area on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. AP
Water vendors fill water tanks, each tank linked to a home, in the Ticlio Chico area on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. AP
Clothes dry on the top of a roofless shack in the Ticlio Chico area on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. AP
Clothes dry on the top of a roofless shack in the Ticlio Chico area on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. AP
Student protesters brace themselves for a police water cannon outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Students are protesting on the day Chilean President Gabriel Boric gives his first annual address as president, while continuing to demand free, non-sexist education as well as fair transportation prices, more food vouchers and the cancelation of student debt. AP
Student protesters brace themselves for a police water cannon outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Students are protesting on the day Chilean President Gabriel Boric gives his first annual address as president, while continuing to demand free, non-sexist education as well as fair transportation prices, more food vouchers and the cancelation of student debt. AP
Student protesters are sprayed with a police water cannon near La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. AP
Student protesters are sprayed with a police water cannon near La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. AP
Workers are silhouetted against a sunset as they handle a steel frame on the roof of the Workers' Stadium under construction in Beijing, China, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. AP
Workers are silhouetted against a sunset as they handle a steel frame on the roof of the Workers' Stadium under construction in Beijing, China, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. AP
A man sells black market gasoline products on a road side in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, Liberia, 06 June 2022. Liberia is experiencing a shortage of gasoline products, which is being sold for the equivalent of 6.33 US dollar per gallon. The shortage is believed to be caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as global supply chains have been interrupted due to the conflict. EPA
A man sells black market gasoline products on a road side in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, Liberia, 06 June 2022. Liberia is experiencing a shortage of gasoline products, which is being sold for the equivalent of 6.33 US dollar per gallon. The shortage is believed to be caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as global supply chains have been interrupted due to the conflict. EPA
 A worker fills up a container with fuel at a gas station in Quezon City, suburban Manila on June 7, 2022. AFP
A worker fills up a container with fuel at a gas station in Quezon City, suburban Manila on June 7, 2022. AFP
A man fills his car up with gas at a Brooklyn station on June 01, 2022 in New York City. Effective starting today, New York is suspending its gas tax for the rest of the year in an effort to ease the financial burden on drivers. New York has some of the highest gas prices in the nation. AFP
A man fills his car up with gas at a Brooklyn station on June 01, 2022 in New York City. Effective starting today, New York is suspending its gas tax for the rest of the year in an effort to ease the financial burden on drivers. New York has some of the highest gas prices in the nation. AFP
A woman moves a gas tank as she stands in line to buy another tank near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 1, 2022. REUTERS
A woman moves a gas tank as she stands in line to buy another tank near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 1, 2022. REUTERS
Supporters of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan, take part in an anti-government demonstration to a protest against the inflation and fuel price hike in Lahore on June 3, 2022. AFP
Supporters of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan, take part in an anti-government demonstration to a protest against the inflation and fuel price hike in Lahore on June 3, 2022. AFP
Residents stand in a doorway waiting to receive food at 'Los chicos de la via' soup kitchen run by the Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos social organization, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Almost a third of Argentine households are estimated to receive some kind of social assistance. AP
Residents stand in a doorway waiting to receive food at 'Los chicos de la via' soup kitchen run by the Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos social organization, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. Almost a third of Argentine households are estimated to receive some kind of social assistance. AP
A dog waits to be fed table scraps in the doorway of a soup kitchen run by the Frente de Organizaciones en Lucha, FOL, social organization, as free lunches cool down before they are delivered to poverty stricken families in the 'El Peligro' neighborhood, south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, May 20, 2022. Millions of Argentines survive largely thanks to soup kitchens and state welfare programs. AP
A dog waits to be fed table scraps in the doorway of a soup kitchen run by the Frente de Organizaciones en Lucha, FOL, social organization, as free lunches cool down before they are delivered to poverty stricken families in the 'El Peligro' neighborhood, south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, May 20, 2022. Millions of Argentines survive largely thanks to soup kitchens and state welfare programs. AP
A member of the Movimiento Evita social organization stirs a cauldron of pasta at a soup kitchen that feeds their workers and residents in the Puerta de Hierro neighborhood in La Matanza district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Social organizations in Argentina do not simply provide food, they also have strong ties to political leaders which facilitates receiving subsidies and access to work programs. AP
A member of the Movimiento Evita social organization stirs a cauldron of pasta at a soup kitchen that feeds their workers and residents in the Puerta de Hierro neighborhood in La Matanza district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Social organizations in Argentina do not simply provide food, they also have strong ties to political leaders which facilitates receiving subsidies and access to work programs. AP
A seller prepares freshly butchered chickens at the Kampung Baru wet market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Malaysia will stop exporting chicken from Wednesday, June 1, in a protectionist move to bolster domestic food supply, sparking distress in neighboring Singapore where chicken rice is a national dish. AP
A seller prepares freshly butchered chickens at the Kampung Baru wet market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Malaysia will stop exporting chicken from Wednesday, June 1, in a protectionist move to bolster domestic food supply, sparking distress in neighboring Singapore where chicken rice is a national dish. AP
A man carries a cooking gas cylinder as he walks past a building damaged by war in Taiz, Yemen May 20, 2022. Picture taken May 20, 2022. REUTERS
A man carries a cooking gas cylinder as he walks past a building damaged by war in Taiz, Yemen May 20, 2022. Picture taken May 20, 2022. REUTERS
An Afghan street food vendor reacts to the camera at Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul on June 3, 2022. AFP
An Afghan street food vendor reacts to the camera at Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul on June 3, 2022. AFP
Domestic water buffalos rummage for food at a dumpsite in Lahore on June 4, 2022. AFP
Domestic water buffalos rummage for food at a dumpsite in Lahore on June 4, 2022. AFP
In this image provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, food items from the Northern Illinois Food Bank are ready to be handed out on May 26, 2022, in Rockford, Ill. Americans at the low end of the income rung are once again struggling to make ends meet. A confluence of factors — the expiration of federal stimulus checks and surging inflation on staples like gas and food — are driving an even bigger wedge between the haves and have-nots. AP
In this image provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, food items from the Northern Illinois Food Bank are ready to be handed out on May 26, 2022, in Rockford, Ill. Americans at the low end of the income rung are once again struggling to make ends meet. A confluence of factors — the expiration of federal stimulus checks and surging inflation on staples like gas and food — are driving an even bigger wedge between the haves and have-nots. AP
In this image provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Kisha Galvan and her grandchildren, pose for a photo after stocking up on food items from the Northern Illinois Food Bank on May 26, 2022, in Rockford, Ill. Galvan was able to stock up on groceries for the week and buy extras like clothing and shoes at Walmart for her children last year. AP
In this image provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Kisha Galvan and her grandchildren, pose for a photo after stocking up on food items from the Northern Illinois Food Bank on May 26, 2022, in Rockford, Ill. Galvan was able to stock up on groceries for the week and buy extras like clothing and shoes at Walmart for her children last year. AP
Residents wait in line at a 'community pot,' in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Wednesday June 17, 2020. Two U.N. food agencies issued stark warnings on Monday, June 6, 2022, about multiple, looming food crises on the planet, driven by climate
Residents wait in line at a 'community pot,' in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Wednesday June 17, 2020. Two U.N. food agencies issued stark warnings on Monday, June 6, 2022, about multiple, looming food crises on the planet, driven by climate "shocks" like drought and worsened by the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine that have sent fuel and food prices soaring. AP
Women collect timber washed ashore to be used as firewood amid cooking gas shortage in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 6, 2022. The country is facing its worst economic crisis in recent memory. AP
Women collect timber washed ashore to be used as firewood amid cooking gas shortage in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 6, 2022. The country is facing its worst economic crisis in recent memory. AP






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