This World Bank report serves as a call to action to address the urgent issue of food insecurity in MENA before it spirals out of control.

This World Bank report emphasizes the urgent need for action to address the long-term consequences of food insecurity in MENA.

While the region's growth is so diverse between different countries, the authors argue that the situation is difficult for most middle-income economies in MENA, with rising prices of food worsening the crisis. Despite global uncertainty, such as the war in Ukraine and monetary fears in major global markets, the drop in growth of income growth in MENA is a certainty.

The report can't make solid predictions due to the uncertainties mentioned above, however, it provides a valuable review of basic facts concerning both growth and inflation and highlights the need for action from policymakers, civil society leaders, and academics to address this crisis.