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U.N. ship leaves Ukraine with wheat for Ethiopia

U.N. ship leaves Ukraine with wheat for Ethiopia

THE third vessel charted by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), left Ukraine's Chornomorsk Black Sea port with around 30,000 tonnes of wheat on board, Ukraine's infrastructure ministry said. "The vessel is headed for Ethiopia. According to UN estimates, Ethiopia is on the verge of a food crisis," the ministry said in a statement. It said that in partnership with the WFP, three ships loaded with more than 90,000 tonnes of wheat are on their way to Ethiopia and Yemen. "We plan to export another 190,000 tonnes, which are currently being purchased by U.N. partners," the ministry said, adding…
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U.N. ship brings food relief from Ukraine to drought-hit Horn of Africa

U.N. ship brings food relief from Ukraine to drought-hit Horn of Africa

KATHARINE HOURELD A ship carrying wheat from Ukraine to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa docked, the United Nations said, the first to make the journey since the Russian invasion six months ago. The vessel Brave Commander is carrying 23,000 tonnes of grain and will soon be followed by another carrying 7,000 tonnes, the United Nations' World Food Programme said. The total shipment, to be unloaded in Djibouti and transported to Ethiopia, is enough to feed 1.5 million people for a month, according to the WFP. That barely begins to alleviate the problems of Eastern Africa, where the WFP says extreme weather,…
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