Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway

11/30/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2022 10:23

Norway provides support for further shipment of grain from Ukraine

Norway provides support for further shipment of grain from Ukraine

Press release | Date: 30/11/2022| Ministry of Foreign Affairs

'Grain from Ukraine is needed in many countries where people are experiencing acute food insecurity. Norway has therefore provided NOK 50 million to support a further shipment of grain from Ukraine. Ukraine is once again showing that it is a reliable partner in the efforts to enhance global food security,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt.

The grain has been donated by Ukraine and will help to combat hunger in both Sudan and Yemen.

'The support provided by Norway for the grain shipment from Ukraine will help to ensure access to food for people affected by acute hunger in poor countries such as Sudan and Yemen. This is part of the effort to alleviate the ongoing global food crisis. It is also important for Ukraine to empty its grain stores so that they can be made ready for next season and grain production can continue,' said Minister of International Development Anne Beathe Tvinnereim.

Funding for the Grain from Ukraine initiative is being channelled through the World Food Programme (WFP), which is assisting in the work of transporting, processing and distributing the grain.

'I am pleased that Norway is helping to expedite this sorely-needed and challenging grain transport operation. The extension of the grain agreement will make it possible to export vital food supplies from Ukraine. It is now essential to ensure that this agreement is respected and implemented,' said Ms Huitfeldt.