Kenya has received 30,000 metric tonnes of wheat from Ukraine, to assist families impacted by drought and famine.
This donation is part of the ‘Grain from Ukraine’ (GfU) humanitarian initiative launched by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The UN World Food Program (WFP) provided backing for this shipment, which was made possible through monetary aid from the governments of several countries including the United Kingdom, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic.
This shipment to Kenya cements our commitment to tackling forced famine across Africa’s most vulnerable nations. While we defend our nation against external aggression, we have not forgotten our humanitarian obligation towards our allies in need.Andriy Yermak – Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office and Chairman of the International Coordination Group for the Prevention of Hunger
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification indicates that roughly 5.4 million Kenyans will face acute food insecurity from March to June this year.
Furthermore, it is estimated that about 970,200 children will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2023.
To aid countries impacted by the current worldwide food crisis, President Zelenskyy launched the GrainFromUkraine (GfU) initiative in November 2022.
Since its introduction, the programme has transported more than 140,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to nations in Africa that are grappling with food shortages.