Hunger in the news

18 February 2011

More recently, Yemen has also been in the news because of protests by the citizenry against their government. Less often, though, do you hear of the terrible malnutrition that afflicts the population, with its greatest impact on infants. The UN World Food Programme says that "half of Yemen's children are chronically malnourished."

4 February 2011

“Facing Unrest, Yemen’s Leader Says He Will Step Down in 2013” (news article, Feb. 3) highlights the often neglected story of Yemen. (..) The World Food Program has a plan to distribute rations to help Yemeni families under this heavy strain, but lacks funding from the international community. The United States and its allies could pay for two years’ worth of its operations in Yemen for a relatively inexpensive $77 million.

18 January 2011

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced its emergency safety net plan to fight hunger in Yemen. It's a three-pronged approach. WFP will provide rations for impoverished families, food for children under five and pregnant women, and help jumpstart the rehabilitation of agricultural and public assets.

17 January 2011

Yemen and World Food Programme (WFP) signed here on Monday an agreement on security food network project with a total cost $77 million. (..) The agreement was signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdul-Karim al-Arhabi and the WFP representative in Yemen Gian Carlo Cirri.

11 January 2011

John Brennan, President Obama's anti-terrorism advisor, said last month, "Yemen matters. The people of Yemen matter." But Brennan's statement leads to this key question: What matters to the people of Yemen? (..) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the lead agency in helping Yemen's government fight hunger and build food security. In November, WFP and the Ministry of Education combined on an emergency ration program to reach impoverished Yemeni families. However, because of low funding for WFP's operation, they could only reach about 800,000 people out of an intended 1.7 million.

4 January 2011

World Food Programme (WFP) is to present food aid worth US$53 million to the Somali refugees in Yemen, Food Office Director at United Nations Higher Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) Abdul-Qadir Noreen, cited by Yemen news agency (Saba) as saying on Monday.

28 December 2010

Yemen and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), World Food Program (WFP), UNICEF, UNHCR, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and Children Care Organization discussed on Tuesday aid and ways of development and reconstruction in Sa'ada governorate.

23 December 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) has approved the allotment of USD 77 million to support Yemen's efforts to combat poverty and improve the food security indications.

16 December 2010

In November the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Yemen launched an emergency mission to help families suffering from hunger. This mission provided 110,000 Yemeni families (800,000 people) with a two-month ration of wheat flour. Many more families in need did not receive a ration because of low funding from the international community. The White House said earlier this year that humanitarian aid for Yemen is "woefully underfunded."

14 December 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board has endorsed a $ 100 million budget for the coming two-year work program in Yemen. The statement was made by WFP resident representative Gian Carlo Cirri during his meeting with Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al-Qribi.