Each vessel with grain that Ukraine sends within the Grain From Ukraine program supplies food to an average of 90,000 people.
As reported by Ukrinform, about this informs press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
“Grain From Ukraine is primarily a humanitarian initiative. Within its borders, it is planned to provide grain to countries that are on the brink of starvation. “Each ship with grain sent as part of Grain From Ukraine meets the food needs of an average of 90,000 people,” the message reads.
It is noted that despite the war and all the difficulties associated with a full-scale invasion, Ukraine continues to worry about the food security of the world.
The ministry reminds that the fifth vessel within the Grain From Ukraine has been loaded at the port of Chornomorsk, which, in particular, will deliver 25,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to the Republic of Kenya (port of Mombasa). Donor countries that paid for the purchase grainship freight, logistics and distribution of the specified delivery became Great Britain, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
As reported, the Grain from Ukraine program was initiated by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi. It provides for the purchase of Ukrainian grain by partner countries and its transfer to states suffering from a humanitarian crisis. The program is implemented in partnership with the World Food Program under the auspices of the United Nations.
More than 30 countries joined the program, which in total provided almost 200 million dollars for its financing. As part of Grain from Ukraine, 110,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat have already been received by one of the most socially vulnerable countries in Africa – Ethiopia and Somalia.