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10 December 2013

WFP Thanks Japan For Latest US$5.6 Million Contribution For Food-Insecure IDPs In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to Japan for its latest contribution of 460 million Japanese Yen (US$5.6 million), which will be used to provide wheat flour and pulses to food insecure and vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) in Yemen.

21 November 2013

WFP Receives A Contribution From India In Support Of Yemen’s Poorest Households

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.8 million contribution from the Government of India that will support 121,300 of the most vulnerable people in Yemen for the next six months.
Cash and Vouchers
19 November 2013

WFP Introduces Cash Transfers To Assist Food-Insecure Households In Yemen

SANA’A – In the first large-scale operation of its kind in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) began this month providing cash transfers to 57,000 households in Taiz and Ibb governorates to help people supplement their food consumption.

Responding to Emergencies
12 September 2013

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator And World Food Programme Executive Director Call For More Support For Yemen

SANA’A, YEMEN – The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos, and the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Ertharin Cousin, wrapped up a four-day visit to Yemen by calling for increased support, especially from the Gulf region, for humanitarian relief efforts in the country.

Contributions to WFP
26 August 2013

WFP Receives A U.S. Food Shipment In Support Of Yemen’s Poorest Households

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed the arrival of a consignment of wheat from the government of the United States of America that WFP will distribute to 3.9 million food-insecure people in 15 governorates.

27 May 2013

Saudi Arabia Sends 340 MetricTons Of Dates To Refugees In Southern Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a 340 metric ton donation of dates, worth more than US$680,000, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Hunger in the news
15 April 2013

Japan Donates US$25 Million To Support WFP In Yemen, Enough To Feed More Than One Million

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme welcomed today a US$25 million donation from the Government of Japan, which will provide enough funds to deliver vital food and nutritional assistance to more than one million people in Yemen for six months.

8 April 2013

WFP Signs Agreements With The Government Of Yemen To Deliver Aid To Millions Of Yemenis

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme signed two agreements with Yemen’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation today to provide food and nutritional assistance to more than five million people in the country.

Hunger in the news
18 December 2012

Japan Donates US$7 Million To Help Feed Yemen’s Hungry Poor

SANA’A – The Government of Japan and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a new agreement in Rome that will provide US$7.1 million in emergency food assistance for almost half a million Yemenis. 

Hunger in the news
3 December 2012

WFP Welcomes Arrival Of $15 Million Shipment Of US Wheat For Yemen's Hungry Poor

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Program today welcomed the docking at Hodeidah Port of the bulk carrier Liberty Glory, which has started to unload 17,000 metric tons of wheat donated by the United States and destined to feed hundreds of thousands of Yemen’s hungry poor.

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