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  • ECHO Provides Support for Displaced Families in Yemen

    13/09/2016 — Yemen

    The World Food Programme (WFP) has recently provided urgently needed food for more than 22,000 displaced people in northern Yemen, thanks to support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). It is

  • Sharing Humanity: Abeer’s Story

    WHD Yemen

    17/08/2016 — Yemen

    As a programme associate  in Yemen for the World Food Programme, Abeer Noman has survived airstrikes, evacuated staff and made sure her own family is safe. In the lead up to this year’s World Humanitarian

  • 10 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy During Ramadan

    09/06/2016 — Yemen

    It is important that staff maintain healthy, nutritious eating habits when observing Ramadan. Muslims worldwide are observing Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, as a month of fasting.

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  • 04/08/2017 — Yemen SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Mounts Massive Emergency Response to Aid Desperate People of Yemen (For the Media)

    The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, wrapped up a three-day visit to Yemen to see the scale of the humanitarian crisis and to step up combined efforts to help the Yemeni people. The country is facing a cholera outbreak in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In the last three months alone, 400,000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1,900 associated deaths have been recorded. Vital health, water and sanitation facilities have been crippled by more than two years of hostilities, and created the ideal conditions for diseases to spread. WFP urges all parties to the conflict to keep Hodeidah port open to ensure continuity of commercial and humanitarian shipments into the country. Closure of Hodeidah could tip the country into a full-fledged famine.

  • 18/07/2017 — Yemen SHOTLIST (PDF)

    Massive Shipment of Food Arrives at Yemeni Port of Hodeidah but WFP Warns More Needed to Avert Famine (For the Media)

    After more than two years of conflict and destruction, Yemen is on the brink of famine with over 17 million people – two-thirds of the country’s population – not knowing where their next meal is coming from. WFP is scaling up its emergency operations to provide food assistance for those most urgently in need of support in one of the world’s worst hunger crises. In July, WFP aims to provide food assistance to 6.8 million severely hungry people. Of these, 3.3 million people living in areas most at risk of slipping into famine will receive full food rations. The rest will receive 60 percent rations due to shortages of funding. 

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