Volodymyr Zelenskyy created a working group to prepare proposals for providing assistance to countries suffering from an acute food crisis
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy decided to create a special Working group to prepare proposals for providing assistance to countries suffering from an acute food crisis. The Head of State signed the corresponding decree on November 3, 2022.
The working group is chaired by Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak. It includes representatives of the Office of the Head of State, the Cabinet of Ministers, and several other state institutions. In addition, representatives of foreign countries, international organizations and experts will be included in the working group, who will contribute to the fulfillment of the tasks assigned to the group.
Due to the full-scale military invasion of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine, the number of people in the world facing acute food insecurity will increase by 47 million this year, from 276 million to 323 million, according to the UN.
It is the Russian war against Ukraine that caused a severe food crisis in the world with food prices increasing globally. Ukraine aims to improve global access to food, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the global population, by providing these nations with Ukrainian grain.
In accordance with the President’s decree, the working group must work out and make proposals regarding the provision of Ukrainian agricultural products to the states suffering from an acute food crisis.
The working group must also ensure monitoring of the effectiveness of measures taken to help such states.