US Secretary of State said on August 17, 2022, on Twitter, that the United States will allocate $68 million for the purchase of Ukrainian wheat by the UN World Food Organization to solve the food crisis.
“The United States will contribute $68 million to the World Food Program to buy Ukrainian wheat to address the world’s pressing food crisis. We’re committed to supporting global food security for the most vulnerable and call on all countries to follow suit.”
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) states that this amount should be enough for 150,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat.
“The extra wheat will be used to feed people in countries facing severe hunger and malnutrition, but much more is needed for the world to recover from the global devastation caused by Putinʼs brutal war,” USAID noted in a statement.
The United States has provided nearly $7.6 billion in assistance to respond to the global food security crisis since the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“We will continue to work to meet the needs of the people made even more vulnerable due to Russia’s war against Ukraine.”