As FEBA we are supporting our members in Ukraine and in the neighboring countries who are helping the people of Ukraine. We are actively monitoring the situation to map, identify and provide support to the immediate as well as medium and long-term needs of our members, especially in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
Our Food Banks are on the front lines and going to extraordinary lengths to get food to where it is most needed. We need food and funding to support our members and the crisis response and we are facing unprecedented challenges with logistics, food availability/sourcing and the rising price of fuel.
Since the beginning of the war, FEBA has strengthened the daily dialogue with its membership and is mainly supporting members as follows: 1. monitoring the situation and assessing the needs; 2. providing financial support, in particular to the affected members; 3. and, last but not least, coordinating the delivery of food - donated by Western members as well as food business operators.
The war in Ukraine is having devastating impacts on the wellbeing of Ukrainian people, poses challenges to neighbouring countries, and sparked cascading effects on food production and availability in the EU and beyond, given that exports from Russia and Ukraine account for 12% of globally traded calories. Hence, this multifaceted crisis with the scale and scope of its immediate and long-term consequences being determined by the length of the war threatens to impact food security levels.
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