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UN Food-Relief Unit Buys Wheat From Glencore, Holbud for Africa

Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The United Nations’ World Food Programme bought $18.6 million of wheat and sorghum from suppliers including Glencore Grain BV for shipping to the Horn of Africa region, which is dealing with a food crisis.

The Rome-based WFP bought $10.9 million of wheat from Glencore destined for Djibouti and Ethiopia, $3.85 million of wheat for Kenya from Holbud Ltd. and $3.85 million of sorghum from Nibulon SA for Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan, according to notifications on the agency’s website.

More than 9.6 million people in drought-affected East Africa are in “desperate need” of food assistance, according to the WFP.

The UN agency typically reports tender results with a delay of several weeks.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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