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‘Ukrainian Grains’ summit raises $150 million to help African countries

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The Ukrainian food initiative, aimed at overcoming the grain crisis in African countries, raised $150 million from more than 20 participating countries and the EU.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this during the “Ukrainian Grain” international summit on food security in Kyiv on November 26, reports Ukrinform.

“Ukrainian grain is one of the greatest contributions to global stability. Currently, more than 20 countries and the European Union are participating financially in this initiative, and more than 10 countries are preparing to join. Starting today, in the inaugural summit, we have already raised about $150 million,” he said, calling on other states and socially responsible companies to join the humanitarian initiative.

“Under the Ukrainian Grain initiative, by the end of next spring, we plan to send at least 60 ships from our ports, at least ten per month, to countries at risk of famine and drought. This is Ethiopia, these are Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Congo, Kenya, Nigeria,” he said.

Zelensky noted that under the initiative, a grain ship provides food for about 90,000 people.

“The future of humanity depends on the willingness to respond effectively to today’s challenges,” he stressed.

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