Hunger in the news

8 December 2010

When we hear of Yemen in the news, it's mostly about terrorism. What's hidden are the hunger and suffering that afflict one in three Yemenis. The UN World Food Programme's hunger-relief mission in Yemen is dramatically low on funding. Supporting this petition is one way we can change this.

2 December 2010

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) aids 300,000 displaced persons from the conflict in Northern Yemen. This is part of a countrywide program to fight hunger. WFP has suffered low funding for their mission in Yemen, resulting in reduced rations or complete suspension of some food programs.

24 November 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) is to distributes critically needed food assistance to nearly 110,000 severely food insecure Yemeni families. In coordination with the Ministry of Education (MoE), WFP is to distributes critically needed food assistance to 800,000 individuals through 1,070 distribution centers. The distribution centers are located through the governorates of Raimah, Ibb, Hajjah, Amran and Al-Dhale’a, which considered the most food insecure governorates.b

18 November 2010

In coordination with the Ministry of Education (MoE), the World Food Programme (WFP) is currently distributing critically needed food assistance to nearly 110,000 severely food insecure Yemeni families (800,000 individuals) through 1,070 distribution centers. This Emergency Food Safety Net operation covers five of the most food insecure governorates - Raima, Ibb, Hajja , Amran and Al-Dhala – with targeted food assistance to help the most food insecure families close the hunger gap and meet basic daily nutrition requirements.

16 November 2010

An emergency operation is underway to bring hunger relief to impoverished families in Yemen. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Yemen's Ministry of Education are undertaking the mission in five governorates where people struggle to access basic foods.

3 November 2010

An agreement was signed on Wednesday to extend the project of food aid program for displaced people in a number of provinces at a total cost of over USD 29 million with funding from the World Food Programme (WFP).

31 October 2010

Demonstrations broke out at Sana'a University today after the arrest of a 22-year-old student on suspicion of involvement in the failed bomb plot against American targets. (..) Critics of western policy in Yemen said the focus on military aid has crowded out resources needed to address the country's longer-term problems, deeply-ingrained poverty and corruption.In March , the UN's World Food Programme, warned that vital deliveries of food aid were being cut because of a lack of donor funding.

26 October 2010

The streets of Yemen's capital fill up at the end of a workday, nearly every man crowding the ancient passages of Sana'a with a noticeable bulge in his cheek, as if storing a small ball in his mouth. (..) Yemen ranks among the 10 most "food-insecure" countries in the world, with a recent World Food Programme study showing that nearly one-third of the population of 23 million do not have enough nutrition.

21 October 2010

Nearly half the children in Yemen's troubled northern province are suffering from malnutrition, the humanitarian agency UNICEF warned Wednesday. (..) Malnutrition was already a problem throughout Yemen, which is one of the poorest countries in the region and is hampered by high unemployment, inflation, drought and severe food shortages. The World Food Programme estimates that almost 3 million people in Yemen face severe food insecurities.

20 October 2010

The threat from Al Qaeda in Yemen has forced itself onto the international agenda this year. But for Yeminis themselves there is a greater andmore immediate threat: the lack of food. Despite the increased global interest, little has so far been done to meet these needs. A third of Yemen's population - 7.5 million people - are struggling to find enough food to eat each day, according the World Food Programme (WFP).