From Yemen Times: $100m boost for Yemeni food aid

Published on 16 January 2012

The United Nations World Food Program has allocated $213 million towards providing food aid for Yemenis in 2012. (..) Political upheaval and mass protests throughout 2011 pushed Yemen into a humanitarian crisis, while an influx of refugees fleeing war and famine in the Horn of Africa only increased the need for aid. (..) Georgia Warner, WFP reports and advocacy officer, said, “On average, the cost of the main food commodities has risen by 46 percent since January 2011.”

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