Just 3% of food has been distributed to countries including Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen, Sudan, and Afghanistan, largely via the World Food Programme.
Only 3% of the food shipped under a U.N.-mediated agreement to relieve grain from blockaded Ukrainian ports has gone to the world’s poorest nations, according to Russia, which also claimed that Western nations account for 50% of all supplies.
According to a statement from the organization, “the geography of the receivers of these cargoes has turned out to be utterly incongruous with the first declared humanitarian intentions.”
Poor countries including Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen, Sudan, and Afghanistan have only gotten 3% of the food, primarily through the World Food Programme, according to the report.
Several million tonnes of corn, wheat, sunflower products, barley, rapeseed, and soya have been transported from Ukraine since Russia and Ukraine signed the U.N.-backed Black Sea Grain Initiative in Turkey on July 22.
Since then, President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have complained that the agreement has significant flaws, fueling concerns that Moscow may completely withdraw if its demands are not met.
According to Western officials briefed on the grain talks, any shipments to international markets from Ukraine, one of the world’s top grain producers, ease the food crisis.