Russia to provide 30,000 tons of grain for UN World food program

Russia will provide 30,000 tons of grain to needy countries for the UN World Food Program, Russian Agriculture Minister Alexey Gordeyev announced to reporters after a meeting with Executive Director of the UN World food program James Morris in the House of Government today. According to Gordeyev, food aid will be delivered to the Republic of South Africa, North Korea and Afghanistan. Gordeyev noted that the delivery terms had not been agreed on yet and the decision would be made in the near future.

In his turn, the UN official stated that this aid program was the largest in the world among other humanitarian aid programs. Last year, aid within this program was provided to 85 countries and its budget was $1.9bn. Morris stressed that aid was provided by voluntary allocations from donating countries that participated in the program.