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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.
Journalists
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.

23 December 2013

WFP Welcomes German Contribution To Combat Malnutrition And Support Girls’ Education In Yemen

SANA’A – At a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Government of Germany formally pledged a contribution of €25 million (US$33.77 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to combat malnutrition and support girls’ education in Yemen.
10 December 2013

WFP Thanks Japan For Latest US$5.6 Million Contribution For Food-Insecure IDPs In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to Japan for its latest contribution of 460 million Japanese Yen (US$5.6 million), which will be used to provide wheat flour and pulses to food insecure and vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) in Yemen.

21 November 2013

WFP Receives A Contribution From India In Support Of Yemen’s Poorest Households

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.8 million contribution from the Government of India that will support 121,300 of the most vulnerable people in Yemen for the next six months.
Cash and Vouchers
19 November 2013

WFP Introduces Cash Transfers To Assist Food-Insecure Households In Yemen

SANA’A – In the first large-scale operation of its kind in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) began this month providing cash transfers to 57,000 households in Taiz and Ibb governorates to help people supplement their food consumption.

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.

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