I have this sentence but I'm not sure if my comma usage was correct

In the final lines, he writes, “save outrage for something even more monstrous – the way we are contributing to the starvation of children and exacerbating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”

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You don't need commas there.

You could place a comma after the word "lines" to separate the prepositional phrase "in the final lines" from the rest of the sentence. But you should not place a comma after the verb "writes" and the quotation.

As written it looks like "he writes" is a parenthetical phrase which could be omitted. I would not use either comma here.

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