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Ukrainian grain donation reaches Djibouti in Africa

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Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 5 December 2022 - The German government supports the shipment of Ukrainian wheat to Ethiopia with 14 million dollars.

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A Ukrainian donation of 25,000 tons of wheat for food aid in Ethiopia has arrived in neighboring Djibouti.

This was announced today by the Ukrainian Embassy in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

In the port of Doraleh in Djibouti, the grain will be reloaded and further transported to Ethiopia by land.

The grain will be distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

In total, Ukraine plans to send more than 60 cargoes of grain to the countries most affected by the current hunger crisis, including Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.

A second ship, currently being loaded with another 30,000 tons of wheat at the port of Chornomorsk in Ukraine, is scheduled to leave for Ethiopia in a few days.

This will be followed by a third shipment of 25,000 tons of wheat to neighboring Somalia, where famine threatens.

Background Information

Ukraine is the world's fourth largest grain exporter, but has had difficulty shipping grain out of the country since the Russian war of aggression began.

According to German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir, 1.6 million people in the Horn of Africa country have enough that would feed them for an entire month.

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