Yemen crisis leaves 5 million people in need of emergency food aid, says WFP

Published on 15 March 2012

Around one-fifth of the population of Yemen is in need of emergency food aid, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday. (..) "What this shows is that almost one quarter of the Yemeni population needs emergency food assistance now," said WFP's Yemen representative Lubna Alaman. (..) WFP has already scaled up its aid programme to the country this year to feed 3.6 million vulnerable people. It is targeting assistance to women and children living in the poorest 14 governorates as well as around 670,000 internally displaced and conflict-affected people.

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