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11 November 2009

Fighting in northern Yemen between government troops and Shiite Muslim rebels has forced thousands of civilians to flee in recent days (..) The World Food Programme said aid routes are unreliable and this week said their may be “widespread suffering” if it’s unable to re-stock supplies.


10 November 2009

The UN WFP and its partners have reached almost 100,000 displaced Yemenis with food assistance in four northern governorates since August when a new round of fighting erupted between government troops and rebel forces, stated a press release issued by WFP. (..) “Our biggest concern is that we might be unable to re-supply stocks in Sa’ada town, which could result in widespread suffering,” said Gian Carlo Cirri, WFP Representative in Yemen.


10 November 2009

Japan announced on Tuesday granting urgent aid of $ 1,920,000 for the displaced people of Saada. The Japanese Embassy said in a press release that the assistance would be granted via World Food Program (WFP) (..).


10 November 2009

Japan announced on Tuesday granting urgent aid of $ 1,920,000 for the displaced people of Saada. The Japanese Embassy said in a press release that the assistance would be granted via World Food Program (WFP) (..).


9 November 2009

Military operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of northwestern Pakistan have forced hundreds of households to abandon their homes and seek refuge in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar (..) UNHCR said it had distributed tents, blankets, jerry cans, plastic sheets, warm clothes, soap and sleeping mats to 289 displaced families, and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was planning to deliver food to 290 families in the near future.


12 October 2009

A delegation from UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN World Food Program (WFP) led by FAO's expert Halah Hafedh currently visits Dhamar province to study conditions of food security and agricultural production in Yemen.


11 October 2009

Germany has donated $ 2.2 million that would be channeled through aid agencies for the war-affected people in northern Yemen (..) The International Red Cross, the UN Refugee Organization UNHCR and the World Food Programme have each received 500.000 EUR (700.000 USD) by the German Government to enable them to deliver humanitarian assistance (..).


4 October 2009

Many children in the impoverished northern governorates of Yemen, particularly Saada, are suffering severe malnutrition as a result of food price hikes and limited access to food because of escalating violence between the army and rebels, according to UN and Yemeni government officials.
In May, the World Food Programme (WFP) screened children in Saada city and in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in and around the city and found they were more malnourished than the national average.


29 September 2009

Through the United States Department for International Development (USAID) and its Food for Peace program, the United States has made a contribution of over $2.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen. The WFP has received this food contribution in support of its Emergency Operation in Sa’adah.


23 September 2009

A recent report by the World Food Program has noted that one in three Yemeni people suffer from extreme hunger. The Regional Director of the World Food Program for the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe al-Dali Balqassemi said many in Yemen still lack food and suffer from chronic famine.