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Zelensky created a group to assist countries affected by food crisis

Nov 4, 2022

Volodymyr Zelensky decided to create a working group to prepare proposals for assistance to countries suffering from an acute food crisis.

This is reported with reference to the press service of the President’s Office.

The President signed the corresponding decree on November 3.

The working group is headed by Andriy Yermak, head of the President’s Office. It will include representatives of the President’s Office, the Cabinet of Ministers and individual state agencies.

In addition, it will include representatives of foreign countries, international organizations and experts to facilitate the implementation of certain tasks of the group.

“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 President’s Office said.

The working group should also ensure monitoring of the effectiveness of measures to assist such countries.

It is worth noting that due to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the number of people in the world experiencing severe food shortages, according to the UN, this year will increase by 47 million – from 276 million to 323 million.

It is Russia’s war that has caused a serious global food crisis, as food prices rise around the world.

“Ukraine seeks to improve access to food, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable populations, by providing such countries with Ukrainian grain,” the President’s Office added.

It is reported that 123 million people, or 12 percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa, face severe food shortages due to war and increased unrest and drought in parts of the continent.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 04/11/2022

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