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Ukraine’s first food shipment lands in Lebanon, bringing hope

Beirut

A ship bringing corn to Lebanon’s northern port of Tripoli usually wouldn’t trigger a stir. But it’s getting consideration due to the place it got here from: Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa.

The Razoni, loaded with greater than 26,000 tons of corn for hen feed, is rising from the perimeters of a Russian battle that has threatened food provides in international locations like Lebanon, which has the world’s highest fee of food inflation — a staggering 122% — and will depend on the Black Sea area for practically all of its wheat.

The preventing has trapped 20 million tons of grains inside Ukraine, and the Razoni’s departure Monday marked a first main step towards extracting these food provides and getting them to farms and bakeries to feed thousands and thousands of impoverished people who find themselves going hungry in Africa, the Middle East, and elements of Asia.