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With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “the breadbasket of the developing world is being bombarded”, according to the UN. Ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, Cairo-based photojournalist Hamada Elrasam captured the hopes, fears and prayers of fellow Egyptians, for two-thirds of them state-subsidized bread is a lifeline

By Elle Kurancid, photographs by Hamada Elrasam

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