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14 March 2012

Food Security Survey To Reveal Alarming Levels Of Severe Hunger In Yemen

SANAA – Food insecurity in Yemen has reached alarming levels, with almost five million people unable to produce or buy the food they need, according to the preliminary findings of a survey carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in cooperation with the Yemeni Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and UNICEF.

Hunger in the news
18 January 2012

WFP Receives A US$31 Million Contribution From Germany To Fight Hunger In Yemen

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a generous US$31.4 million (Euro 23 million) contribution from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for its emergency and life saving programmes in Yemen.

Hunger in the news
12 October 2011

More Yemenis Slip Into Hunger As The Country Faces A Serious Humanitarian Situation

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that the deteriorating food security in Yemen caused by rising food prices, severe fuel shortages and political instability, is severely straining peoples’ ability to feed their families.

Hunger in the news
31 May 2011

WFP Resumes Food Assistance In The Northern Yemeni Governorate Of Sa'ada

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner Islamic Relief in Yemen have resumed food distributions this week to the war-affected people of the northern governorate of Sa’ada.

Nutrition
5 May 2010

Yemen Media Backgrounder

The United Nations World Food Programme is aiming to provide food assistance to some 1.5 million Yemenis per month, including approximately 270,000 who have been displaced by conflict in northern Yemen.

Statement
24 November 2009

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

As the holiday of Eid al-Adha approaches, our thoughts are with tens of thousands of displaced people in northern Yemen who will not be able to celebrate Eid in their own homes.

Responding to Emergencies
9 November 2009

WFP Reaches Close To 100,000 People In Yemen Amidst Continued Fighting

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners have reached almost 100,000 displaced Yemenis with food assistance in four northern governorates since August when a new round of fighting erupted between government troops and rebel forces.
Responding to Emergencies
14 September 2009

Humanitarian Assistance In Northern Yemen

Statement by WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.
Responding to Emergencies
21 August 2009

WFP Assists Thousands of Newly Displaced People as Conflict Intensifies in Yemen

SA’ADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing emergency rations to thousands of people displaced by the latest upsurge of fighting in northwestern Yemen – as funds for its ...
2 June 2008

WFP to feed thousands more Somali refugees in Yemen

The World Food Programme has announced that it was expanding its operation in Yemen to feed thousands more Somali refugees fleeing the conflict in their country.

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