Norway on Thursday announced the allocation of 250 million Norwegian kroner (21.2 million euros) for food security in Ukraine.
According to Ukrinform, this was reported in a press release on the Norwegian government's website.
"Norway will continue to support the people of Ukraine. At the same time, we do not lose sight of other crises in the world. The Nansen Program (Norway's five-year assistance program for Ukraine - ed.) is one example of how we manage to combine these efforts," said Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.
In particular, the Scandinavian country will allocate 200 million Norwegian kroner (17 million euros) to the World Food Program (WFP), including the Grain from Ukraine program, which is being implemented in partnership with the WFP. Another NOK 50 million (EUR 4.2 million) will be allocated to the World Bank's Ukraine Fund.
In addition, Norway will donate an additional NOK 150 million (€12.7 million) to the WFP. This step was taken in response to the program's call for emergency assistance for Ukraine.
These funds will be used not only to provide food aid near the front line, but also to demine agricultural land, the press release said.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 01/12/2023