UN / BLACK SEA GRAIN INITIATIVE UPDATE

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The first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative is expected to berth shortly at Ukraine’s Yuzhny (Pivdennyi) port, said a UN spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 12 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior, UN Headquarters

12 AUGUST 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric on podium, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The UN-chartered vessel Brave Commander is expected to berth shortly at Ukraine’s Yuzhny (Pivdennyi) port to collect Ukrainian wheat purchased by the World Food Programme (WFP). This is the first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
The vessel departed Istanbul on 10 August after clearing the inspection regime by the Joint Coordination Centre.”
4. Wide shot, Dujarric on podium, journalists, press room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Brave Commander will discharge its wheat in Djibouti after clearing the JCC protocols in Istanbul on the outbound trip. The wheat will go to the World Food Programme’s operations in Ethiopia, supporting the Horn of Africa drought response as the threat of famine stalks the drought-hit region.
It is one of many areas around the world where the near complete halt of Ukrainian grain and food on the global market has made life even harder for the families already struggling with rising hunger.”
6. Med shot, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Obviously, we very much hope there will be other humanitarian ships that will go in, but it is worth reminding, also, that the ships that we have seen go in and out, the commercial ones, have helped to lower the price on the global market of wheat, corn and other essential grain.”
6. Wide shot, Dujarric leaving the press room

STORYLINE:
The first shipment of humanitarian food assistance under the Black Sea Grain Initiative is expected to berth shortly at Ukraine’s Yuzhny (Pivdennyi) port, said a UN spokesperson.

Briefing journalists today (12 Ago) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the UN-chartered vessel Brave Commander is expected to berth shortly to collect Ukrainian wheat purchased by the World Food Programme (WFP).

The vessel departed Istanbul on 10 August after clearing the inspection regime by the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC), said Dujarric.

According to the UN spokesperson, the Brave Commander will discharge its wheat in Djibouti after clearing the JCC protocols in Istanbul on the outbound trip.

The wheat will go to the World Food Programme’s operations in Ethiopia, supporting the Horn of Africa drought response as the threat of famine stalks the drought-hit region.

“It is one of many areas around the world where the near complete halt of Ukrainian grain and food on the global market has made life even harder for the families already struggling with rising hunger,” Dujarric said.

“Obviously,” he added, “we very much hope there will be other humanitarian ships that will go in, but it is worth reminding, also, that the ships that we have seen go in and out, the commercial ones, have helped to lower the price on the global market of wheat, corn and other essential grain.”
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