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31 May 2011

WFP Resumes Food Assistance In The Northern Yemeni Governorate Of Sa'ada

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner Islamic Relief in Yemen have resumed food distributions this week to the war-affected people of the northern governorate of Sa’ada.

Nutrition
5 May 2010

Yemen Media Backgrounder

The United Nations World Food Programme is aiming to provide food assistance to some 1.5 million Yemenis per month, including approximately 270,000 who have been displaced by conflict in northern Yemen.

Statement
24 November 2009

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

As the holiday of Eid al-Adha approaches, our thoughts are with tens of thousands of displaced people in northern Yemen who will not be able to celebrate Eid in their own homes.

Responding to Emergencies
9 November 2009

WFP Reaches Close To 100,000 People In Yemen Amidst Continued Fighting

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have reached almost 100,000 displaced Yemenis with food assistance in four northern governorates since August when a new round of fighting erupted between government troops and rebel forces.
Responding to Emergencies
14 September 2009

Humanitarian Assistance In Northern Yemen

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
Responding to Emergencies
21 August 2009

WFP Assists Thousands of Newly Displaced People as Conflict Intensifies in Yemen

SA’ADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing emergency rations to thousands of people displaced by the latest upsurge of fighting in northwestern Yemen – as funds for its ...
2 June 2008

WFP to feed thousands more Somali refugees in Yemen

The World Food Programme has announced that it was expanding its operation in Yemen to feed thousands more Somali refugees fleeing the conflict in their country.
16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
16 August 2007

WFP providing emergency food assistance to thousands of displaced in Yemen

WFP has approved a new operation to provide food assistance to 36,000 people displaced by the conflict in Sa’ada Governorate in north-western Yemen.

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