UK to fund 2 million pounds of food supplies for encircled Ukrainian cities

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Worst hit has been the eastern port of Mariupol, a city of 400,000 under siege since the war’s early days. Tens of thousands of people are still believed to be trapped inside with no access to food, power or heating.

Britain said around 25 truckloads of dried food, tinned goods and water will be transported by road and rail from warehouses in Poland and Slovakia to the most at-risk Ukrainian towns and cities.

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“The need on the ground in Ukraine is clear, with so many people in encircled areas trapped in basements without access to food or water,” Alice Hooper, the British Foreign Office’s Humanitarian Adviser, said in a statement.

“We are working with partners at the borders to ensure these vital UK supplies reach the places they are needed most as quickly as possible.”

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