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Russia's grain supplies made a significant contribution to the fight against hunger in several African countries

Zimbabwe
Published Mar 4, 2024

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Russia has successfully delivered 200,000 tons of grain as free food aid to six African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic, and Eritrea, in an effort to combat acute hunger. This aid represents a significant portion of these nations' annual wheat import needs. Over the past five years, Russia has provided nearly $300 million in assistance to 30 countries, primarily in Africa, through the UN World Food Program.
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Free grain supplies from Russia to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Eritrea have made a significant contribution to the fight against acute hunger in these countries. This was stated in an interview with TASS by the director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) office for communication with the Russian Federation, Oleg Kobyakov. “Earlier, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the completion of the delivery of 200 thousand tons of grain to six African countries as free food aid. It arrived in countries such as Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Eritrea. This is a significant contribution to ending acute hunger in these countries,” said the head of the FAO office. Kobyakov noted that the received supply covered 23% of Somalia’s total annual wheat import needs (balance deficit - 215 thousand ...
Source: Kvedomosti
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