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23 July 2007

Yemen receives pesticides from Mauritania to battle locust outbreaks. Joint FAO/WFP effort to battle locust outbreaks in Yemen

Yemen has received a pesticide donation from Mauritania to combat the worst locust outbreak in nearly 15 years. The donated chemicals were transported by air to Yemen in a joint operation between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP.

12 June 2007

More food needed to feed thousands of displaced in Yemen

WFP announces that improved security will allow food assistance to reach many more people in Yemen’s Sa’adah governorate, where conflict has displaced thousands.
6 May 2007

WFP races to assist thousands displaced in Yemen

WFP will start tomorrow to distribute food assistance to some 20,000 people displaced by heavy fighting around the governorate of Saada in north-western Yemen.
14 March 2007

Over one million Yemenis to benefit from new WFP project

The Government of Yemen and WFP represented by Mohamed El-Kouhene sign a Country Programme Action Plan for the period 2007-2011. The Programme will benefit one million Yemenis by helping to reduce poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition as well as narrowing the gender gap in education.

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