IRC calls for longer extension of Black Sea Grain Deal

  • While the IRC welcomes the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Alliance for 60 days, we urge the U.N. and member states to consider a further renewal for a full 12 months.
  • This will help reduce pressure on food prices, while ensuring grain exported through the mechanism reaches the countries most in need.
  • Countries in East Africa depend on the deal—including Somalia, which currently receives over 90% of its grain from Ukraine and is on the verge of famine.
Read our March 18 press release