World entering a ‘humanitarian doom loop’, warns UN food aid official

Russia has not offered any free grain to the UN food relief agency so far, and its policy of buying supplies from Ukraine has been based on its competitive price and quality, a senior WFP official said on Friday. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1139267
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World entering a ‘humanitarian doom loop’, warns UN food aid official
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Russia declines UN request for aid access to areas flooded by Ukraine dam breach

Russia declines UN request for aid access to areas flooded by Ukraine dam breach

18 Jun 2023

A senior United Nations relief official said on Sunday that Russia has so far declined requests to help residents of Russian-controlled areas of southern Ukraine impacted by the breach of the Kakhovka dam. 

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The Black Sea Grain Initiative: What it is, and why it’s important for the world

16 Sep 2022

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, exports of grain from Ukraine, as well as food and fertilizers from Russia, have been significantly hit. The disruption in supplies pushed soaring prices even higher and contributed to a global food crisis. The Black Sea Grain Initiative, brokered by the United Nations and Türkiye, was set up to reintroduce vital food and fertilizer exports from Ukraine to the rest of the world. Here are some key points to understand.

UN officials see progress as global food prices drop amid ongoing Black Sea grain deal shipments

13 Sep 2022

Two vital objectives of the Black Sea grain deal brokered by the United Nations and Türkiye are already being achieved, a senior UN official said on Tuesday, pointing to the steady decrease in international food prices and the increasing availability of badly needed grain from Ukraine as signs of early success.