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A global emergency aid program will provide $215 million to ease food shortages according to Blinken

Photo Source: By U.S. Department of State from United States, Public Domain

As a result of the Ukrainian conflict and the resulting supply chain disruptions, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that the United States will offer $215 million in emergency food assistance to alleviate the global food shortage problem.

“Today, we are announcing an additional $215 million for emergency food assistance, given the urgency of this situation.

And we’ll do much more. We expect our Congress very soon to approve approximately $5.5 billion in additional funding for humanitarian assistance and food security,” Blinken said at the Food Security Ministerial in the United Nations headquarters.

In Ukraine, Blinken said, there were 22 million tons of grain sitting in silos at present, food that could immediately go to those who need it if it could be exported.

19 May 2022


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