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Korean Government to Join “Grain from Ukraine” Initiative

Date
2022-11-29
hit
11163

1. The Korean government has decided to join the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative under which Ukrainian grain will be provided to countries with acute food insecurity.


※ The “Grain from Ukraine” initiative involves a humanitarian aid program that provides part of the Ukrainian grain that is exported through the Black Sea Grain Initiative to countries facing food insecurity; and the President of Ukraine introduced the initiative in his speech at the G20 Summit on November 15, calling for participation of the international community.


2. The Korean government will provide USD 3 million, through the UN World Food Programme, in humanitarian assistance to countries facing severe food crises under the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative.


ㅇ This financial contribution will help feed people in countries suffering from serious food insecurity, including Sudan and Yemen. 


3. The Korean government’s support for the “Grain from Ukraine” initiative is regarded as a meaningful contribution as a global pivotal state to the efforts of the international community to help relieve the global food crises.