9 Nov 2022 16:57

Finland to help ship Ukrainian grain to Africa, allocate 7 mln euros

MOSCOW. Nov 9 (Interfax) - Finland will provide the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with about 7 million euros to transport Ukrainian grain to the Horn of Africa countries, in particular, to Somalia, where more than 20 million people need food aid.

The Finnish Foreign Ministry will provide the relevant humanitarian aid, the Ukrainian media reported, citing the website of the Finnish YLE broadcaster.

Finland will allocate a total of 15.7 million euros to African countries, which are particularly dependent on the imports of grain from Ukraine, it said. It is noted that out of this sum, around 7 million euros will be earmarked to support grain transportation via the WFP, while the rest will be used to increase the humanitarian aid to the countries in the Horn of Africa.

The publication also emphasized that along with the WFP, Finnish humanitarian aid to other countries is also delivered by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Finnish Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross.