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UN: Millions of tons of grain remain blocked in Ukrainian ports due to war

02 May, 2022
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UN: Millions of tons of grain remain blocked in Ukrainian ports due to war

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Almost four and a half million tons of grain are blocked in Ukrainian ports through closed sea lanes amid a full-scale Russian military invasion.

This was stated by the representative of the UN World Food Program Martin Frick, Radio Svoboda reports.

Hunger should not be a weapon

Martin Frick

He called for the resumption of Ukrainian food supplies to other countries in order to alleviate the global food crisis, since many countries depend on Ukrainian wheat supplies.

Thus, in March, the UN recorded a record rise in food prices by more than 12 percent since 1990.

Before the war, Ukraine was one of the world's largest exporters of wheat and a producer of corn. Many countries depend on the supply of Ukrainian wheat.

Rising prices and supply disruptions have jeopardized the food situation in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. The population is constantly malnourished and where millions of people survive on the bread they receive from subsidies and cheap noodles.


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