Russia supplies Libya with wheat flour
Laaska news Dec. 13, 2011
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Russia has started supplying wheat flour to Libya as part of the UN relief effort for the North African country. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, a ship with 2,000 tons of flour has already set out from St. Petersburg and is heading for Tripoli.
According to estimates by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) experts, Russia is one of the leaders in the efforts to guarantee food security.
The Russian government has supplied over 130,000 tons of foodstuffs to the undernourished population of some foreign countries since 2005, using the money it has allocated as target contribution to the relevant WFP fund.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry was involved in delivering foodstuffs to Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, North Korea and Cuba.