UN / TUNISIA BLACK SEA GRAIN INITIATIVE

31-Oct-2022 00:01:14
Briefing reporters today in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the third of nine vessels from Ukraine arrived In Tunisia over the weekend through the Black Sea Grain Initiative. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 31 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

31 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric walking to podium, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In Tunisia, the third of nine vessels from Ukraine arrived over the weekend through the Black Sea Grain Initiative, bringing more than 78,000 tons of soft wheat to the country. A fourth vessel is scheduled to land today in Tunis with 30,000 tons of corn. The supply from these shipments is expected to cover one-third of monthly import needs of wheat and corn to Tunisia. These are commercial vessels. They are not humanitarian shipments.”
4. Wide shot, journalists, press room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In the past months, the Tunisian population faced high inflation and continued shortages of basic food items. To alleviate the situation, the World Food Programme will distribute some 600 tons of food to 7,500 vulnerable households in rural areas starting in the next few days. For its part, the UN Children’s Fund will expand a monthly cash transfer programme to families with children in need for a period of up to 18 months.”
6. Wide shot, journalists
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Briefing reporters today (31 Oct) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the third of nine vessels from Ukraine arrived In Tunisia over the weekend through the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

Dujarric said the vessel brought more than 78,000 tons of soft wheat to the country.

A fourth vessel is scheduled to land today in Tunis, said the UN Spokesperson, with 30,000 tons of corn.

The supply from these shipments is expected to cover one-third of the monthly import needs of wheat and corn to Tunisia.

“These are commercial vessels. They are not humanitarian shipments,” Dujarric specified.

According to the UN spokesperson, the Tunisian population faced high inflation and continued shortages of basic food items in the past months.

To alleviate the situation, he continued, the World Food Programme will distribute some 600 tons of food to 7,500 vulnerable households in rural areas starting in the next few days.

He concluded, “For its part, the UN Children’s Fund will expand a monthly cash transfer programme to families with children in need for a period of up to 18 months.”
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