Uber has built a "private-label" version of its delivery platform to help the United Nations deliver food and water to war-torn areas of Ukraine. The platform lets the World Food Program use a fleet of smaller vehicles to coordinate distribution and track deliveries and drivers within 100km of its warehouses. Businesses using the Uber Direct delivery platform pay Uber a commission per delivery, but the WFP is not being charged. The scheme is being tried first in the central city of Dnipro and may later be rolled out in Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kyiv, and Chernivtsi. "It's not like you can wait a month to get food to people - people have got to get food immediately," said WFP executive director David Beasley. The WFP aims to provide monthly supplies to 3 million people in Ukraine by the end of June.

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