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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.

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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.

25 January 2016

WFP Food Convoy Enters Besieged Areas Inside City Of Taiz In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to send food supplies inside areas under siege in the central Yemeni city of Taiz where residents have been suffering in dire conditions with very little food.

31 December 2015

WFP Appeals To All Parties To The Conflict In Yemen To Allow Food Distributions In Taiz

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the city of Taiz where people have been going hungry for weeks as WFP struggles to reach vulnerable families in the war-torn city.

10 December 2015

WFP Sends Convoys Into Yemen City Of Taiz To Avert Looming Humanitarian Crisis

SANA’A – Two convoys of assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have arrived in the central Yemeni city of Taiz with badly needed food supplies for residents living in dire conditions under a virtual state of siege. 

29 October 2015

WFP Warns Of Deepening Hunger In Southern Yemen City Of Taiz

SANA’A - The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) is deeply concerned about the dire food security situation in the city of Taiz in southern Yemen where a lack of humanitarian access has left tens of thousands of people without food assistance for more than a month.

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4 September 2015

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

CAIRO – A large shipment of wheat from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has arrived and been unloaded in Al-Saleef port in northwestern Yemen, providing enough wheat to feed more than 1 million people for two months.

19 August 2015

WFP Warns Of Food Crisis In Yemen Amid Challenges In Reaching People And Shortage Of Funding

SANA’A/ADEN - Seeing first-hand the challenges facing millions of people affected by the crisis in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, warned that lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance and the shortage of funding create the possibility of famine for millions, mostly women and children already hungry in this war-torn country.

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