Loaded with 23,000 tonnes of wheat, the first UN humanitarian ship left for Africa The first humanitarian ship chartered by the United Nations (UN) to transport Ukrainian cereals left the port of Pivdenny in southern Ukraine with some 23,000 tonnes of grain for Africa, Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry said. “The Brave-Commander ship with grain for Africa has left the port of Pivdenny. This morning, the cargo ship left for the port of Djibouti, where the food will be delivered upon arrival to consumers in Ethiopia,” the ministry said on Telegram. According to him, “23,000 tons of wheat are on board this ship chartered by the World Food Program [PAM] United Nations “. Present at the port of Pivdenny on Sunday, the Ukrainian infrastructure minister, Oleksandr Kubrakov, hoped that “two or three” additional ships chartered by the UN could leave soon. This is the first shipment of food aid to leave Ukraine since agreements were signed in July by kyiv and Moscow, through Turkish mediation and under the aegis of the UN, on the export of Ukrainian cereals, blocked because of the war between the two countries. The first commercial ship left on August 1, and more than 15 boats have left Ukraine since the agreement came into force, according to the Ukrainian authorities’ tally, but no UN humanitarian cargo He had taken to sea again. Ukraine and Russia are among the world’s largest exporters of cereals, which have experienced soaring prices since the start of the war. According to the WFP, a record 345 million people in 82 countries now face acute food insecurity, while up to 50 million people in 45 countries are at risk of starvation if they do not receive food. ‘humanitarian aid. Read also: In Ukraine, Odessa relieved by the departure of a first grain boat
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