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25 September 2016

The United Arab Emirates Supports WFP In Fighting Hunger In Yemen

NEW YORK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide vital food assistance to more than 100,000 people monthly for four months in Yemen.

Cash and Vouchers
31 July 2016

Breakthrough As WFP Reaches Taiz Enclave Using Voucher Assistance

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) succeeded this month in reaching 55,000 people in a hard-to-reach district of Taiz city, Al Qahira, providing food assistance through food vouchers using a local supplier’s network. 

RBA
29 July 2016

Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger

Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

28 June 2016

Germany Supports WFP In Tackling Undernutrition In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €15 million (approximately US$16.9 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to help WFP treat and prevent moderate malnutrition among more than 660,000 children under five, and pregnant and nursing mothers.

RBA
21 June 2016

Severe Food Insecurity Widespread In Yemen

Situation expected to deteriorate if fighting continues – over half of the population living in crisis

4 May 2016

WFP And OCHA Boost Partnership To Share And Visualize Food Security Data

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a new interactive visualization of data captured by mobile technology and shared on an open source platform.

4 April 2016

U.S. Wheat Shipment Arrives In Yemen Port To Help WFP Provide Critical Food Assistance

SANA’A – A shipment of wheat from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – sufficient for nearly 2 million people for two months – berthed in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah last Wednesday and offloaded its cargo over the weekend.

27 March 2016

Japan Donates US$10 Million To Support WFP Food Assistance In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$10 million from the Government of Japan for emergency food assistance to support 200,000 displaced and vulnerable people in Yemen for three months.

Cash and Vouchers
16 March 2016

WFP Launches Food Voucher Programme For Families In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) began distributing food vouchers to assist close to 120,000 people living in Sana’a city with plans to reach one million people across Yemen in this way by the end of 2016.

15 February 2016

WFP Food Convoy Enters Conflict Area Inside Yemeni City Of Taiz

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully delivered food for 18,000 people inside an area undergoing heavy fighting in the central Yemeni city of Taiz where residents are in desperate need of external food assistance.

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