US special envoy for food security: ‘Ukraine’s grain is getting to the world’s hungry’
02 September 2022 | 12:44 pm
Aid organizations say tens of millions of people are facing extreme hunger in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. They are dependent on grain imported from Ukraine and also from Russia. Cary Fowler is the U.S. special envoy for global food security and is on the line.
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The death toll has risen after an Independence Day attack on a train station in east Ukraine. Elsewhere, $1 billion of goods are still being shipped from Russia to the US each month despite sanctions.
Meanwhile, officials in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, have banned public celebrations commemorating independence from Soviet rule, citing a raised threat of Russian attack in the war. Follow DW for more.
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