The U.S. government, through its ongoing partnership with USAID and the World Food Program (WFP), today announced a $6,800 to help procure, transport and store up to 150,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to address acute food insecurity. announced a donation of more than $10,000. This amount is the latest in her more than $5.4 billion in humanitarian aid from the United States this fiscal year. The purchase of 150,000 tons of wheat builds on WFP’s first shipment of his 23,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to the Horn of Africa, where a historic drought has pushed millions to the brink of starvation. support the humanitarian response in
The resumption of exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports is a positive step in addressing the needs of food-insecure countries, but millions of tons of food trapped inside the country reach markets, threatening the world’s most vulnerable populations. We need to keep these shipments going so we can help feed our people.
The United States remains committed to supporting global food security in the face of armed conflict, including climate change, pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, and Russia’s unilateral invasion of Ukraine. We urge all countries to increase humanitarian and development assistance to support food security efforts, and trade facilitation measures, such as lifting export restrictions, to support the free flow of agricultural products and commodities. I ask you to teach Together, we can ensure global food security.