Yemen – Arrival of a ship carrying 30,000 tons of Ukrainian grain (18 April 2023)


As announced at the Donors’ Conference for Yemen this past March, France contributed to a World Food Programme (WFP) operation in that country. A ship carrying 30,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat arrived in the port of Hudaydah, Yemen, on April 17. This delivery will help four million people.

France calls on all stakeholders in Yemen, and particularly the Houthis, to facilitate access to this grain and ensure its transparent, equitable distribution.

This operation, which is part of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, illustrates France’s commitment to the fight against global food insecurity and malnutrition, which have been exacerbated by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.