Sweden allocates US$37 million in emergency support to counter global food shortage

On June 16, 2022, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) announced that Sweden is allocating an additional SEK345M (US$37 million) in humanitarian assistance to counter the acute global food crisis. Sida emphasized that global food shortages – affecting 193 million people in 52 countries - have been intensified by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, rising food prices, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Sweden's financial support will be channeled through the following organizations: Action Against Hunger (AAH), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), as well as UN humanitarian country funds.

Press Release - Sida (in Swedish)