Yemen

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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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  • 24/04/2017 — Yemen SHOTLIST (PDF)

    Race Against Time to Save Millions of Lives in Yemen (For the Media)

    Yemen is on the brink of famine with over 17 million people – two-thirds of the country’s population – food insecure. Over 6.8 million people are severely food insecure, do not know where their next meal is coming from, and cannot survive without external food assistance. WFP is scaling up its emergency operations in Yemen to provide food assistance to up to nine million people who urgently need support in one of the world’s worst hunger crises. It is a race against time. WFP calls for immediate funds and unimpeded access to reach those most in need. WFP requires nearly US$363 million from April to September to provide vital assistance in Yemen and urges the international community to help avert famine by providing sufficient resources.

  • 13/03/2017 — Yemen SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Appeals for Access and Resources to Prevent Famine in Yemen (For the Media)

    ADEN/SANA’A – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, who has been visiting Yemen, urged the international community to help prevent a famine by providing resources to meet the immediate needs of the severely food insecure. Cousin also pleaded with the warring parties and authorities in Aden and Sana’a for access to reach hungry people who will die if they do not receive food and nutrition support. Yemen, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria are each on the brink of a famine. Last month, famine was declared to be affecting parts of Unity State in South Sudan. As the poorest country in the region, Yemen has suffered from decades of chronic food insecurity, and the situation has deteriorated rapidly in the last two years due to the ongoing conflict. 

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