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Anti-famine Push: Ukraine Says Ship with Wheat for Ethiopia Arrives

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December 5, 2022

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A ship with Ukrainian wheat destined for Ethiopia arrived in port on Saturday, the first vessel to sail as part of a push to send food to countries most vulnerable to famine and drought, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said.

 Last Saturday, Ukraine and allied nations launched an initiative to export $150 million worth of grain to Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Congo, Kenya, and Yemen. 

"We ship food. We ship hope," Zelenskiy said in a tweet accompanying a short clip of a vessel carrying 25,000 tonnes of wheat for Ethiopia that he said had arrived in the port of Doraleh, in neighboring Djibouti. 

Zelenskiy said on Friday that by early next year, a total of around 60 ships would have delivered cargoes. 

(Reuters - Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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