Russia withdraws from Black Sea Grain Deal

  • The IRC is deeply concerned by Russia's withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which jeopardizes grain exports from the region.
  • The withdrawal poses a significant risk to global food security, particularly in regions heavily reliant on grain imports from Russia and Ukraine, such as East Africa, where 50 million people are already facing severe hunger and high food prices.
  • Urgent action is needed, including fully funding U.N. humanitarian response plans and coordinating global efforts to prevent famine.
Read our July 17 press release
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