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22 December 2014

Germany Donates US$30 Million For Nutrition, Safety Nets & Girls’ Education In Yemen

SANA’A – The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education.

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10 November 2014

WFP Thanks Japan For School Feeding Support

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen today expressed its thanks for a donation of US$5.3 million (JPY580 million) to support on-site school feeding up to the end of the current school year. The donation was confirmed at a signing ceremony in Rome on 7 November.

28 October 2014

Yemen Deputy Prime Minister Assures WFP Of Government Support “At This Critical Time”

SANA’A – The Deputy Prime Minister of Yemen, Abdullah Mohsen Al-Akwa, has pledged continuing government support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), stressing that cooperation  with the international humanitarian community was all the more important at “this critical time for Yemen”.

2 September 2014

U.S.A. Makes New Contribution To WFP’s Life-Saving Work Fighting Hunger In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous US$40 million contribution from the US government to provide food assistance for 2.8 million of the poorest Yemenis over the next few months.

24 July 2014

EU Provides Life-Saving Support To Internally Displaced In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its gratitude to the European Union (EU) for its latest donation of €6 million (US$8 million), which will be used to provide food assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees, as well as supporting WFP’s efforts to combat malnutrition.

15 July 2014

Food Security Survey Shows 10 Million Yemenis Still Struggle For Food

SANA’A – Preliminary findings of a new survey by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) show that while food security has improved in some areas, over 10 million Yemenis – more than 40 percent of the population – don’t know where their next meal will come from.
20 May 2014

Germany Contributes €10 million To WFP For Hungry Families In Yemen

SANA’A – At a signing ceremony at Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Government of Germany agreed to contribute €10 million (US$13.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help severely food insecure households across the country with food distributions and cash disbursements.
11 April 2014

Final Part Of 21,800-Ton US wheat Donation Offloaded In Yemen’s Hudaydah Port

SANA’A – The US bulk carrier, MV Captain Steven L. Bennett, has discharged its cargo of 7,300 metric tons of wheat in the Yemeni port of Hudaydah, the final part of a 21,800-metric ton donation of wheat to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from the United States Government’s Food for Peace office.
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28 February 2014

Major Donation From Japan Helps Feed Millions Of Hungry People In 26 Countries

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$88.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide urgently-needed food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, in addition to supporting special humanitarian logistics operations in four of those countries.
12 February 2014

WFP Executive Board Approves Two-Year Relief And Recovery Operation In Yemen

ROME –  The governing body of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the WFP Executive Board, has approved a two-year, US$491-million operation, aimed at supporting a gradual shift from relief food assistance to promoting recovery and building resilience and livelihoods among vulnerable and food-insecure people in Yemen.

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