Norway donates NOK 250 million to food security in Ukraine through the Nansen programme

Today, at the food security summit in Ukraine, Norway will announce NOK 200 million to the World Food Programme, including the important humanitarian food programme "Grain from Ukraine". Additional NOK 50 million will be donated to the World Bank's Ukraine Fund.

At today's Second International Summit on Food Security, Norway will announce support totaling NOK 250 million to Ukraine under the five-year support programme for Ukraine. NOK 50 million will be allocated to the "Grain from Ukraine" programme administered by the World Food Programme.

'Norway will continue to support the people of Ukraine. At the same time, we have not lost sight of other crises globally. The Nansen programme is one example of how we manage to combine those efforts,' said Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.

An additional NOK 150 million will be donated to the World Food Programme in response to their emergency appeal for Ukraine. In addition to providing food aid near the front lines, the funding will be used for demining of agricultural land, allowing farmers to go back to food production as quickly as possible.

NOK 50 million will be allocated to the World Bank's Ukraine Relief, Recovery, Reconstruction and Reform Trust Fund (URTF). The Bank's agricultural programme, ARISE (Ukraine Agriculture Recovery Inclusive Support Emergency), is providing access to affordable financing to farmers in Ukraine.