Ukraine: FAO Humanitarian response update, 2 December 2022

According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food (MAPF), since 24 February 2022, Ukraine exported1 29.1 million tonnes of agricultural products. As of 28 November, in the 2022/23 marketing year, Ukraine exported 17.3 million tonnes of cereals (including about 50 000 tonnes of flour) compared with 25.3 million tonnes during the same period in the previous marketing year.

• The Government of Ukraine has developed a new initiative entitled “Grain from Ukraine”. Through this initiative, developed countries can now purchase Ukrainian grain for low-income countries in Africa and Asia to ensure food availability in these areas and support the Ukrainian economy.

• As of 27 October 2022, the estimated number of internally displaced people within Ukraine is 6.5 million.

• Through its Rapid Response Plan (RRP) and Grain Storage Support Strategy (GSSS), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) requires a total of USD 180.4 million to assist 979 320 people in Ukraine by the end of 2022; address 30 percent of the grain storage needs; and strengthen government capacity for food commodity testing and certifications necessary for export at border facilities.

• To date, FAO has mobilized USD 84.7 million, leaving a gap of USD 95.7 million, which must be filled urgently to support vulnerable households in rural areas during the winter season.

• FAO continues to work on the ground in Ukraine with a team of over 95 members, including technical and operational personnel deployed to support the scale-up.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations