EU food policy implications of the war in Ukraine

The impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine on EU food markets has been immediate, with many companies already struggling with shortages of food ingredients and packaging materials. EU countries are in very different positions regarding their dependency on Russian and Ukrainian imports. FoodDrinkEurope, which represents the European food industry, cautions that stocks of some critical […]

World Bank, IMF, WFP and WTO call for urgent coordinated action on food security

The heads of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the WTO issued a joint statement on 13 April urging coordinated action to help vulnerable countries address growing threats to food security. The proposed actions include providing emergency food supplies and deploying financial support to households […]

Over 1,000 tonnes of products delivered by the Polish Food Banks to Ukrainians

Since the first day of the war, the Federacja Polskich Banków Żywności (Federation of Polish Food Banks has been actively working to help the Ukrainians, may they be refugees coming to Poland and seeking shelter or people remaining in Ukraine. Until today, the Polish Food Banks have received over 1,000 tonnes of refugee-dedicated food and hygiene donations […]

French Food Banks are mobilised in welcoming Ukrainian refugees

The network of Food Banks in France has been mobilized since the beginning of the war in Ukraine to help meet the basic needs of refugees, both in France and in neighbouring countries. At European level, the Fédération Française des Banques Alimentaires, together with the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA), is coordinating emergency assistance to […]

Ukraine: Commission welcomes the adoption of its proposals for Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe and for additional flexibility under the 2014-2020 Home Affairs funds

The Commission welcomes today’s adoption by the Council of its proposals for Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) and for the 2014-2020 Home Affairs funds, following the European Parliament’s approval. As a result, Member States have the possibility to use remaining funds from cohesion funds of the 2014-2020 programming period to provide emergency support to people […]

Maisto bankas provides extraordinary support to Ukrainian people

Currently, over 37,000 Ukrainian war refugees have registered in Lithuania. Maisto bankas, FEBA Lithuanian member, helps them all by providing food. Due to the urgency and the extraordinary situation, Maisto bankas decided to distribute food cards worth each 115 euros to Ukrainians refugees. In this way they can shop for food in stores by themselves. Already […]