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AU blames warring Russia for famine |  Currently

AU blames warring Russia for famine | Currently

The head of the African Union told Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit that he holds Russia responsible for the famine on the continent, reports said. BBC News† It is reported that Putin promised African Union President Macky Sall during the meeting to improve the export of food and fertilizers from Ukraine.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Since the war, wheat and fertilizer exports from the latter country have been difficult, among other things. About 40 percent of wheat in Africa comes from Ukraine and Russia.

Sall, who is also Senegal’s president, did not give details of Russia’s commitment to facilitating exports after the talks. He was to reassure him with promises. In talks with Sall, Putin denied that Russia was closing Ukrainian ports.

The government of Chad declared a state of emergency on Friday as an African country fail Wheat during the war between Russia and Ukraine.

UN concerned about global food aid

United nations warned In early May that global food aid could be jeopardized by the war in Ukraine. To make matters worse, parts of North and East Africa are exposed to exceptional circumstances drought

UNICEF reported in mid-May that more than ten million children, mostly in the Horn of Africa and South Asia, are at risk of severe acute malnutrition.

Ongoing drought, war in Ukraine and the post-COVID-19 pandemic are the main causes, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. In addition, donations are declining worldwide, He said UNICEF v. NU.nl.

The International Red Cross says it needs more than 37 million euros to help in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. On Thursday, the emergency relief organization raised about 11.5 million euros worldwide, a spokesperson for this site reported. More than 3 tons of it came From Holland

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