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12 April 2017

WFP Launches New Emergency Operation In Yemen To Feed Millions On Brink Of Famine

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is scaling up its emergency food operations in Yemen to provide food assistance to up to 9 million people who urgently need food assistance in one of the world’s worst hunger crises.

Responding to Emergencies
15 March 2017

Yemen Needs Urgent Assistance To Prevent Famine

Number of people at emergency food insecurity levels increases 20 percent in nine months

Responding to Emergencies
13 March 2017

WFP Appeals For Access And Resources To Prevent Famine In Yemen

ADEN/SANA’A – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, who has been visiting Yemen, urged the international community to help prevent a famine by providing resources to meet the immediate needs of the severely food insecure.

27 February 2017

Government Of Belgium Supports UNHAS In Nigeria And Other Emergencies In 2016/2017

BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017.

Responding to Emergencies
10 February 2017

As Yemen Food Crisis Deteriorates, UN Agencies Appeal For Urgent Assistance To Avert A Catastrophe

Joint assessment finds that conflict has left more than two-thirds of people in Yemen struggling to feed themselves

9 February 2017

Luxembourg And WFP Sign New Partnership Agreement

ROME – Luxembourg and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a four-year agreement, confirming the long-standing partnership between the Grand Duchy and the UN’s frontline organization working towards zero hunger globally by 2030.

Responding to Emergencies
25 November 2016

Saudi Arabia Supports WFP To Address Malnutrition In Hodeidah, Yemen

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the King Salman for Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help WFP fight the rising levels of malnutrition in Hodeidah Governorate in Yemen.

13 November 2016

The EU Supports WFP Logistics Operations In Yemen

SANA’A – The European Commission’s Directorate for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) has contributed €2.3 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to support air and sea transport services in Yemen, run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

25 October 2016

WFP Alarmed At Growing Rates Of Hunger And Malnutrition In War-Torn Yemen

SANA’A – The World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about deteriorating food security and growing rates of child malnutrition in Yemen, particularly in hard-to-reach areas

Contributions to WFP
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.

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