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Germany boosts humanitarian aid for Ukraine to prevent famine – Metro US

Germany boosts humanitarian aid for Ukraine to prevent famine

NATO summit on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Brussels
NATO summit on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Brussels

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will boost humanitarian aid to Ukraine and neighbouring states to more than 370 million euros ($407 million) and will offer a further 430 million euros to fight a potential hunger crisis, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday.

He called on other countries to offer more aid, speaking at a news conference after meeting other G7 and NATO leaders.

“Russia’s war is having a dramatic impact on global food supplies far beyond Ukraine. And that is why we must do everything now to prevent a famine,” Scholz said. “Europe is shouldering a lot here. But we really need a global effort.”

($1 = 0.9089 euros)

(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska and Sabine Siebold; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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