UKRAINE / MV BRAVE COMMANDER FOOD CARGO

14-Aug-2022 00:02:22
The first humanitarian cargo ship carrying 23,000 tons of wheat is preparing to leave from Ukraine’s port of Odesa port. This shipment is the first of “we hope, many shipments to come to countries that are suffering great difficulties. There are at least five who are already in famine-like conditions and another 20 that are on what we call the watchlist for famine,” a UN humanitarian official said. OCHA
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STORY: UKRAINE / MV BRAVE COMMANDER FOOD CARGO
TRT: 2:22
SOURCE: OCHA
RESTRICTIONS: CREDIT ON SCREEN COURTESY OF MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE OF UKRAINE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 14 AUGUST 2022, ODESA, UKRAINE
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1 Various shots, Brave Commander
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine:
“This initiative was started by, was proposed by Secretary (General) Guterres when he visited Kiev, supported by the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. And we again, are thankful to the United Nations team and our colleagues from Turkey as a guarantor of the Ukrainian Black Sea and Grain Initiative. I hope that volumes, number of vessels will be increased in nearest weeks and I hope that as a result of the initiative in September, we will reach almost volumes which we had before the war.”
3. Various shots, Brave Commander
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Denise Brown, Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine, United Nations:
“On behalf of the United Nations, we have to thank and admire the population of the Ukraine. This shipment - and WFP will say more about it-, is the first of, we hope, many shipments to come to countries that are suffering great difficulties. There are at least five who are already in famine-like conditions and another 20 that are on the what we call the watchlist for famine. So, these shipments are going to be hugely important to those populations.”
5. Various shots, grain loading
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Marianne Ward, Deputy Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP):
“This ship will be taking 23,000 metric tons of wheat to the hungry people of Ethiopia via the port of Djibouti. This is the beginning, we hope, of more normal operations. The food of Ukraine fed 400 million people across the world last year. WFP purchased 880,000 metric tons. And we move that food to Somalia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan. Big message for us is that the world needs the food of Ukraine and the World Food Programme needs the food of Ukraine. And this is the beginning of what we hope is normal operations for the hungry people of the world.”
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The first humanitarian cargo ship carrying 23,000 tons of wheat is preparing to leave from Ukraine’s port of Odesa port. This shipment is the first of “we hope, many shipments to come to countries that are suffering great difficulties. There are at least five who are already in famine-like conditions and another 20 that are on what we call the watchlist for famine,” a UN humanitarian official said.

Speaking Sunday (14 Aug) to journalists in Odesa along with the Ukrainian Minister or Infrastructure and a World Food Programme official, UN humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown said, “On behalf of the United Nations, we have to thank and admire the population of the Ukraine,” adding those shipments were going to be “hugely important” to those populations suffering great difficulties.

For his part, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov said, “This initiative was started by, was proposed by Secretary (General) Guterres when he visited Kiev, supported by the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.” He added, “we again, are thankful to the United Nations team and our colleagues from Turkey as a guarantor of the Ukrainian Black Sea and Grain Initiative.”

Oleksandr also said, “I hope that volumes, number of vessels will be increased in nearest weeks and I hope that as a result of the initiative in September, we will reach almost volumes which we had before the war.”

Also speaking to the press, World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Country Director Marianne Ward said, “This ship will be taking 23,000 metric tons of wheat to the hungry people of Ethiopia via the port of Djibouti.”

She added, “This is the beginning, we hope, of more normal operations. The food of Ukraine fed 400 million people across the world last year. WFP purchased 880,000 metric tons. And we move that food to Somalia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Sudan. Big message for us is that the world needs the food of Ukraine and the World Food Programme needs the food of Ukraine. And this is the beginning of what we hope is normal operations for the hungry people of the world.”
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