What matters to the people of Yemen

Published on 11 January 2011

John Brennan, President Obama's anti-terrorism advisor, said last month, "Yemen matters. The people of Yemen matter." But Brennan's statement leads to this key question: What matters to the people of Yemen? (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the lead agency in helping Yemen's government fight hunger and build food security. In November, WFP and the Ministry of Education combined on an emergency ration program to reach impoverished Yemeni families. However, because of low funding for WFP's operation, they could only reach about 800,000 people out of an intended 1.7 million.

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