Ship carrying 30,000 tonnes of wheat for Ethiopia leaves Chornomorsk

A ship carrying 30,000 tonnes of wheat for the residents of Ethiopia has departed from Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Chornomorsk through the “grain corridor.”

The Odesa regional military administration reported this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

“The bulk carrier IKARIA ANGEL, chartered by the UN World Food Program, sailing under the flag of Panama, carrying 30,000 tonnes of wheat, this morning departed from the port of Chornomorsk to the port in Djibouti, through which humanitarian cargoes arrive to African regions,” the report said.

According to Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, this grain will be distributed in Ethiopia, a country experiencing food insecurity after four years of drought.

“Part of the population of Ethiopia, according to the conclusions of the UN, is currently on the verge of a food disaster. As part of the UN Program, an additional 190,000 tonnes of grain will be purchased for further export to countries suffering from food shortages,” Kubrakov added.

Since the grain deal between Ukraine, Turkey, Russia and the UN came into force, 149 ships with 3.4 million tonnes of agricultural products have left Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.

The first ship with Ukrainian foodstuffs left the port of Odesa on August 1.

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