In a time of record food insecurity affecting 349 million people across 79 countries, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has issued a warning about the impending expiration of the Black Sea grain deal, emphasizing the potential for further instability in the food market. With Ukrainian and Russian grain accounting for up to 90% of imports in East African countries grappling with a food security crisis, extending the Black Sea Grain Initiative becomes imperative.
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The US ambassador to South Africa has accused the country of providing weapons and ammunition to Russia for its war in Ukraine via a cargo ship that docked secretly at a naval base near Cape Town for three days in December.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has had a significant impact on the Black Sea grain deal, which is due to expire on March 18, 2023. The deal was brokered with Russia and Ukraine by the United Nations (UN) and Turkey in July 2022, to combat a global food crisis that was fueled in part by Russia's blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea grain exports.
Russia unleashed a missile barrage targeting energy infrastructure across Ukraine early Thursday, hitting residential buildings and killing at least six people in the largest such attack in three weeks, officials said.