Fight against hunger. Ukraine delivers another 30,000 tons of wheat to Yemen
Ukrainian grain was delivered to Yemen as part of humanitarian aid. Photo: president.gov.ua

The ship Negmar Cicek has delivered humanitarian cargo to Yemen — 30,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine, which will help about 1.7 million Yemenis feed their families for at least a month, reported the press service of the President of Ukraine.

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The shipment of this batch of Ukrainian grain to Yemen was supported by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), as well as thanks to the financial assistance of the governments of the United States, France and Spain.

"Our Grain from Ukraine humanitarian program, which we implement together with partners, already helps millions of people in the countries most affected by hunger and confirms Ukraine's global role as a guarantor of world food security," President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

This is the sixth batch of grain within the Grain from Ukraine initiative. Since the beginning of the initiative, Ukraine has sent 170,000 tons of wheat to countries with the most difficult food security situation, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen, and Kenya.

More than 30 countries and international organizations, including EU countries, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea and Qatar, joined the Grain from Ukraine program, collecting more than $200 million in donations.

The "grain corridor", created through the mediation of the UN and Turkey in July 2022, allowed the export of grain from three Ukrainian seaports — Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi. The agreement was extended in November for 120 days. On March 18, it was prolonged for another 120 days (according to Russia, only for 60 days).