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17 August 2015

Dr.Purnima Kashyap is the World Food Programme's (WFP) Country Director in Yemen, where she ensures that WFP reaches conflict-affected communities with food. She gives an insight into her life in a country where it isn’t even safe to walk down the street.


12 August 2015

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a desperate situation in the Middle East where conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have left millions of people in need of food assistance. In order to meet the needs of those affected, WFP fights to overcome funding shortages and security challenges in one of the world's most dangerous regions.

Emergencies
29 July 2015

Since fighting escalated in April, the World Food Programme (WFP), with help from partners, has assisted more than two million people in Yemen by providing over 25,000 metric tons of food assistance.


15 May 2015

World Food Programme (WFP) staff in Yemen are ready to provide emergency food rations during crucial five-day ceasefire.


26 January 2015

Hunger is a huge issue in Yemen. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:

Cash and Vouchers
26 November 2013

WFP Yemen’s innovative emergency safety net activities are designed to ‘top up’ food gaps for severely vulnerable households. This month, WFP began using cash transfers in areas where markets function and are easily accessible to beneficiaries.

Emergencies
12 September 2013

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos wrapped up a four-day visit to Yemen by calling for increased humanitarian relief for the troubled Middle Eastern country. More than half Yemen’s population are either hungry or on the edge of hunger as the result of a deepening humanitarian crisis on multiple fronts.

School Meals
20 May 2013

Ali Mohamed Ghaleb’s five daughters give him a special interest in supporting the innovative Food For Girls’ Education Programme that WFP has been operating in Yemen since 2007. The 44-year-old retired military officer says it helps him keep them in school.

Rome-based agencies (RBAs)
21 April 2013

The three Rome-based UN agencies - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and WFP - were made honorary citizens of Rome during a ceremony to commemorate the 2,766th anniversary of the "eternal city's" founding.

Emergencies
2 October 2012

As Yemen slides into a humanitarian crisis, mothers like Fatima face a daily struggle to keep their families fed. WFP is helping through an emergency “safety net” programme that will provide 5 million people like her with food assistance over the coming months.