EC proposes international aid to address food insecurity

The Brussels Times

Belgium, (Brussels Morning Newspaper) The European Commission has proposed aid worth 600 million euro to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to address food insecurity.

The EC pointed out in a statement on Tuesday that the war in Ukraine aggravates the current food crisis and stressed that the aid is to be used for sustainable production, food system resilience, humanitarian assistance and macro-economic support.

EC President Ursua von der Leyen announced the proposal at the European Development Days in Brussels, stressing that “Russia’s war of aggression is taking a heavy and senseless toll, not only on the Ukrainian population, but also those most vulnerable across the world.”

She pointed out that millions of tons of grain are under blockade and added that the proposal should help to avoid the food crisis from deepening.

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