Croatia Donated €1 Mln for Demining of Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Croatia Donated €1 Mln for Demining of Ukraine

The funds will be used to reset Ukrainian agricultural business through the UN World Food Program

On August 1, Croatia's foreign affairs minister, Gordan Grlic Radman, arrived in Kyiv and, together with the head of the World Food Program in Ukraine, Matthew Hollingworth, signed an agreement on assistance to Ukrainian farmers. Croatia donated €1 million to the UN WFP to demine Ukrainian agricultural territories and farms as part of the agreement. The program will be implemented by the joint efforts of the UN World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Fondation Suisse de déminage. Examining the land, searching for explosive devices and their disposal, and resuming agricultural work in these territories will help Ukrainian farmers rehabilitate enterprises and strengthen food security in the world.

As on August 2023, 174.000 km² of territories in Ukraine are potentially mined. With the help of the UN WFP, mining has already started in the Kharkiv region, followed by Mykolaiv and Kherson regions.

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