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30 June 2017

UN World Food Programme Welcomes Japanese Contribution To Address Food Insecurity In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$4.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan, to help WFP fight the devastating food crisis in Yemen, building on the US$12.99 million grant contributed by Japan earlier this year.
24 May 2017

Help Prevent Famine With WFP’s ShareTheMeal App During Ramadan

ROME – To mark the Holy Month of Ramadan this year, ShareTheMeal, the official app of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), is launching two simultaneous fundraising campaigns -- one to help prevent famine in Yemen and another supporting Syrian refugee children and needy Lebanese children in Lebanon.

28 April 2017

UN Food Agencies Warn Against Ignoring Famine Alarm

ROME – The leaders of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent further hunger deaths in four countries stalked by famine: northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

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25 April 2017

Race Against Time To Save Millions Of Lives In Yemen

AMMAN/SANA’A - The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people not knowing where their next meal will come from and in desperate need of food assistance. Nearly 2.2 million children are malnourished, including half a million who are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death if they do not receive urgent care and specialized treatment.

12 April 2017

WFP Launches New Emergency Operation In Yemen To Feed Millions On Brink Of Famine

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is scaling up its emergency food operations in Yemen to provide food assistance to up to 9 million people who urgently need food assistance in one of the world’s worst hunger crises.

Responding to Emergencies
15 March 2017

Yemen Needs Urgent Assistance To Prevent Famine

Number of people at emergency food insecurity levels increases 20 percent in nine months

Responding to Emergencies
13 March 2017

WFP Appeals For Access And Resources To Prevent Famine In Yemen

ADEN/SANA’A – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), 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.

27 February 2017

Government Of Belgium Supports UNHAS In Nigeria And Other Emergencies In 2016/2017

BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017.

Responding to Emergencies
10 February 2017

As Yemen Food Crisis Deteriorates, UN Agencies Appeal For Urgent Assistance To Avert A Catastrophe

Joint assessment finds that conflict has left more than two-thirds of people in Yemen struggling to feed themselves

9 February 2017

Luxembourg And WFP Sign New Partnership Agreement

ROME – Luxembourg and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a four-year agreement, confirming the long-standing partnership between the Grand Duchy and the UN’s frontline organization working towards zero hunger globally by 2030.

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