The Ukraine crisis has triggered global price spikes in food, fuel and fertilizers that threaten to push countries around the world into famine
Cargill has made a $10 million grant to World Food Program USA in support of the United Nations World Food Programme’s response to the global hunger crisis, escalated by the collateral impact of the Ukrainian war.
This grant, the largest donation ever made by Cargill to World Food Program USA, comes at a moment of unprecedented need as 345 million people face severe hunger and 50 million teeter on the brink of famine around the world.
The grant will support the U.N. World Food Programme’s emergency food assistance and resilience building initiatives, reaching millions of people in Ukraine and in hunger hot spots around the world.
Disbursed in phases, the first half of Cargill’s grant will focus on emergency operations, providing food and cash-based assistance to conflict-affected people in Ukraine as well as other countries facing escalating hunger due to the impact of the war in Ukraine. The second half of the grant will focus on bolstering food systems and targeting the root causes of hunger in global hotspots impacted by the disruption of Ukraine’s exports.
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