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Blinken Announces $215 Million for Global Emergency Aid to Ease Food Shortages

Naveen Athrappully May 19, 2022 Africa, Europe, Executive Branch, food security, food shortage crisis, Politics, Russia-Ukraine War, Secretary Antony Blinken, Ukraine Aid, US, US News, USAID, WORLD Comments Off on Blinken Announces $215 Million for Global Emergency Aid to Ease Food Shortages
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that the United States will be offering $215 million in emergency assistance to ease worldwide food shortages, worsened by the Ukraine war and resulting supply chain disruptions.
“Today, given the urgency of the crisis, we’re announcing another $215 million in new emergency food assistance. And we’ll do much more. We expect our Congress very soon to approve approximately $5.5 billion in additional funding for humanitarian assistance and food security,” Blinken said at the Food Security Ministerial in the United Nations headquarters.
The $5.5 billion is part of the $40 billion taxpayer-funded Ukraine aid bill passed in the House on May 10 and the Senate on Monday, and is currently on its way to Biden’s desk….

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