Russia donates 2,500 tons of flour to Zimbabwe

Published on 21 August 2009

Russia has delivered 2,500 metric tons of flour as food aid to Zimbabwe, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. "A delivery of 2,500 tons of wheat flour has been delivered to Zimbabwe through Russia's emergency services and the UN World Food Program. On August 19, an official ceremony was held in Harare to hand over the cargo to UN representatives, who will distribute it among local people," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The United Nations' humanitarian arm warned earlier this month that Zimbabwe's food shortage remains acute, and that incoming food aid is likely to prove insufficient.

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