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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
12 September 2013

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator And World Food Programme Executive Director Call For More Support For Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN – The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos, and the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Ertharin Cousin, wrapped up a four-day visit to Yemen by calling for increased support, especially from the Gulf region, for humanitarian relief efforts in the country.

Contributions to WFP
26 August 2013

WFP Receives A U.S. Food Shipment In Support Of Yemen’s Poorest Households

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the arrival of a consignment of wheat from the government of the United States of America that WFP will distribute to 3.9 million food-insecure people in 15 governorates.

27 May 2013

Saudi Arabia Sends 340 MetricTons Of Dates To Refugees In Southern Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a 340 metric ton donation of dates, worth more than US$680,000, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Hunger in the news
15 April 2013

Japan Donates US$25 Million To Support WFP In Yemen, Enough To Feed More Than One Million

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed today a US$25 million donation from the Government of Japan, which will provide enough funds to deliver vital food and nutritional assistance to more than one million people in Yemen for six months.

8 April 2013

WFP Signs Agreements With The Government Of Yemen To Deliver Aid To Millions Of Yemenis

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme signed two agreements with Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation today to provide food and nutritional assistance to more than five million people in the country.

Hunger in the news
18 December 2012

Japan Donates US$7 Million To Help Feed Yemen’s Hungry Poor

SANA’A – The Government of Japan and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a new agreement in Rome that will provide US$7.1 million in emergency food assistance for almost half a million Yemenis. 

Hunger in the news
3 December 2012

WFP Welcomes Arrival Of $15 Million Shipment Of US Wheat For Yemen's Hungry Poor

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Program today welcomed the docking at Hodeidah Port of the bulk carrier Liberty Glory, which has started to unload 17,000 metric tons of wheat donated by the United States and destined to feed hundreds of thousands of Yemen’s hungry poor.

Journalists
14 March 2012

Food Security Survey To Reveal Alarming Levels Of Severe Hunger In Yemen

SANAA – Food insecurity in Yemen has reached alarming levels, with almost five million people unable to produce or buy the food they need, according to the preliminary findings of a survey carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in cooperation with the Yemeni Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and UNICEF.

Hunger in the news
18 January 2012

WFP Receives A US$31 Million Contribution From Germany To Fight Hunger In Yemen

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a generous US$31.4 million (Euro 23 million) contribution from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for its emergency and life saving programmes in Yemen.

Hunger in the news
12 October 2011

More Yemenis Slip Into Hunger As The Country Faces A Serious Humanitarian Situation

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that the deteriorating food security in Yemen caused by rising food prices, severe fuel shortages and political instability, is severely straining peoples’ ability to feed their families.

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