Hunger in the news

16 July 2011

The Russian government shipped food aid of 1,000 tons of wheat to Yemen which would arrive at the port of western al-Hodayda province on July 17, Russian embassy in Sanaa said in a statement on Friday.(..) The Russian aid came in the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Russian government and the UN World Food Program.

11 July 2011

Food insecurity is on the rise in parts of Yemen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported today, adding that families are trying to cope by liquidating their assets, skipping meals and diverting funds from health care and education.

6 July 2011

Increased malnutrition? (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP), in a recent assessment, found that four of the country’s 21 governorates - Rayma, Amran, Hajja, Ibb - were the most food insecure.

2 July 2011

Food prices are skyrocketing in Yemen. Yemeni families are being forced to skip meals or divert money from health care just to afford bread. As the New York Times reported this week, shortages of fuel, water and other basics have placed even more stress on Yemenis. To make the situation even worse, the UN World Food Programme's (WFP) Yemen mission is facing massive funding shortages. This is an agency that depends entirely on voluntary contributions from governments and the public.

19 June 2011

The United States has provided $10 million worth in food aid to communities in Saada province, north Yemen. (..) ‘’The 6300 metric tons of food commodities will contribute to the World Food Program's "Emergency Food Assistance to Conflict-Affected Persons in Northern Yemen" operation (..).

16 June 2011

A donation from the U.S. Food for Peace program has arrived in Yemen. The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which will distribute the supplies, made the announcement earlier this week.

13 June 2011

A report in the New York Times said the United States is launching attacks against Al Qaeda in Southern Yemen. (..) The conflict between President Saleh and those seeking his removal has made food prices skyrocket. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says that "prices of main food commodities have increased from April to May 2011 (..).

13 June 2011

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen recently received a highly generous in-kind donation by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The 6,300 metric tons of mixed commodities are being off-loaded at the port of Hodeidah.

10 June 2011

The US has stepped up its covert air war against al-Qa'ida in Yemen as the country appears to be descending into civil war and government authority disintegrates. (..) The World Food Programme says that the prices of wheat-flour, sugar and vegetables have doubled since last year.

8 June 2011

Yemenis are going hungry after fighting in their country disrupted food supplies and pushed up the price of gas, water, fuel and other basic commodities, the U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) said Wednesday.