Hunger in the news

19 September 2011

Families in parts of Yemen are in dire need of assistance as crippling food prices and fuel shortages drive them to breaking point, according to a new report released today by the international aid agency, Oxfam. (..) The World Food Programme is also facing a shortfall of nearly $60m, around a third of its overall annual budget in the country leaving hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people without the support they need.

19 September 2011

The Yemeni capital was rocked by fresh violence when forces presumed to be working for the government fired at a huge protest, killing at least 25.(..) The price of basic food staples has gone up by close to 50 per cent, according to the World Food Programme.

19 September 2011

Security forces and soldiers who defected to join anti-government demonstrators on Monday exchanged heavy gunfire in the streets of this capital city (..). The months of protests have taken a humanitarian toll on a country in which more than a third of the population did not have enough to eat even before the political crisis began, according to recent reports by Oxfam and the U.N. World Food Program.

19 September 2011

Yemen and World Food Programme (WFP) discussed here on Monday a number of issues concerning the food aid for the displaced people in Aden province.

15 September 2011

Catherine Herridge of Fox News just published a story about the growing threat of Al Qaeda in Yemen. (..) A report from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) states that "the price of bread is still 50% above what it had been at the beginning of the year.

12 September 2011

As Yemen grapples with political unrest and Al-Qaeda, the Middle Eastern country can ill afford further shocks. But hunger is also threatening Yemen, and funding for food aid programs remains low. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it needs almost $60 million for its 2011 relief operation to help feed the hungry in Yemen.

24 August 2011

With months of political unrest layered upon an already hungry and impoverished population, a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Yemen. (..) Even before the political unrest began, aid agencies like the World Food Programme and UNICEF were short on funding and unable to reach all those in need. Hunger and malnutrition were severe problems. Food prices were high.

6 August 2011

In my recent article, "1000 days of peril in Yemen," I talked about the great threat facing the children in that embattled Middle East country. (..) This is an area where we can actually help Yemen relatively quickly. We have UNICEF, the World Food Programme, Save the Children, and others on the ground ready to work with Yemen and solve this crisis.

18 July 2011

Yemen and the World Food Programme (WFP) signed here on Monday a food support agreement of $ 45 million targeting the vulnerable groups affected by high food prices.

18 July 2011

The World Food Programme, for example, was able to feed only half of 100,000 Yemeni girls targeted in the most recent round of a ration program to keep girls in school—because international donors had given only 30 percent of the funding needed for the program, said Gian Carlo Cirri, the WFP’s country director for Yemen.