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22 May 2012

The European Union said on Monday it would provide an extra five million euros in humanitarian aid to Yemen this year, to help combat a food crisis which it said threatens to further destabilize the conflict-torn country. (..) Aid from the EU is channeled through non-governmental and international organizations such as the United Nations World Food Programme, the Red Cross and UNICEF.


10 May 2012

Yemen is heading for a major humanitarian crisis unless relief organizations quickly boost their response capacity, and donors, including wealthy neighbours, provide much-needed funding to contain rising malnutrition, disease and poverty. (..) “This is a major humanitarian crisis,” said Lubna Alaman, the World Food Programme (WFP) country director.


20 April 2012

Even before 2011, when an uprising unseated Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s ruler of 33 years, and fighting between military and tribal factions threatened to tear the country apart, life was hard for Yemen’s poor. (..) In March, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) reported that levels of food insecurity in Yemen had doubled since 2009. (..) The big aid agencies are gearing up for an appeal, but fear it will be hard to raise money until there is evidence that people are starving to death.


5 April 2012

According to the WFP’s Elise Bijon, one of the main food crises taking place at the moment is happening right next door to us, in Yemen. (..) Bijon believes the WFP’s school meals programme is "a perfect illustration of what we do to prevent hunger in the long run, by empowering the next generations through enhanced access to education and health."


5 April 2012

WFP’s operations can be split into two categories: emergency response, concentrating on events such as the crisis in the Horn of Africa, which has been suffering severe food shortages for months; and development programmes, which cover education, health, agriculture, employment and women’s empowerment. (..) According to the WFP’s Elise Bijon, one of the main food crises taking place at the moment is happening right next door to us, in Yemen. (..) Bijon believes the WFP’s school meals programme is "a perfect illustration of what we do to prevent hunger in the long run, by empowering the next generations through enhanced access to education and health."


19 March 2012

Of all the perils facing Yemen, from political unrest to Al Qaeda, it's the silent threat of hunger that is the most dangerous. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says 5 million Yemenis are facing severe hunger. (..) Lubna Alaman, WFP county director says," almost one quarter of the Yemeni population needs emergency food assistance now."


15 March 2012

Around one-fifth of the population of Yemen is in need of emergency food aid, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday. (..) "What this shows is that almost one quarter of the Yemeni population needs emergency food assistance now," said WFP's Yemen representative Lubna Alaman. (..) WFP has already scaled up its aid programme to the country this year to feed 3.6 million vulnerable people. It is targeting assistance to women and children living in the poorest 14 governorates as well as around 670,000 internally displaced and conflict-affected people.


15 March 2012

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Around one-fifth of the population of Yemen is in need of emergency food aid, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday. (..) "What this shows is that almost one quarter of the Yemeni population needs emergency food assistance now," said WFP's Yemen representative Lubna Alaman. (..) WFP has already scaled up its aid programme to the country this year to feed 3.6 million vulnerable people. It is targeting assistance to women and children living in the poorest 14 governorates as well as around 670,000 internally displaced and conflict-affected people.


14 March 2012

Yemen is at the crossroads of humanitarian catastrophe international aid agency Oxfam said today in reaction to new figures from the World Food Programme, which showed a radical increase in the number of people facing severe hunger in the country.


15 February 2012

Political turmoil has pushed Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, to the brink of a humanitarian crisis to rival the one that ravaged the Horn of Africa last year. (..) Many families now spend half of their monthly income on bread alone, according to the World Food Programme's Yemen-based media officer Georgia Warner. (..) The World Food Programme lists Yemen as the 11th most food-insecure country in the world.