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Ukraine Pledges Tons of Wheat to Somalia and Ethiopia

Ukraine has pledged tons of wheat to Somalia and Ethiopia.

The European nation, which is now in the middle of a deadly war with Russia, pledged 50,000 tons of wheat to the two East African neighboring countries.

The wheat from Ukraine would go towards addressing some of the problems the two African countries have in feeding their people.

Somalia and Ethiopia are both facing a devastating drought.

The drought has created a worsening humanitarian crisis. There are fears that famine could hit the region too before the end of the year.

France and Germany have promised to join the initiative by covering the costs of delivering the wheat to Somalia and Ethiopia.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it would continue playing its role as one of the guarantors of food security in the world.