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Trudeau says Canada will provide the United Nations $ 250 million to deal with the global food crisis

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Canada will provide the United Nations with $ 250 million ($ 193 million) to address the food crisis exacerbated by supply chain constraints and high inflation after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Justin -Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.

"We provided $ 500 million (to the United Nations World Food Program) earlier this year, which is an additional $ 250 million to address this serious crisis." Trudeau told reporters. Federal Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the world's major grain producer and exporter, has affected the world economy by pushing up prices for gasoline, oil and food. ($ 1 = C $ 1.2979) (Reported by Ismail Shakil and Steve SCherer of Ottawa, and Jonathan Oatis)