WFP statement on the death of a staff member in Yemen
Moayad Hameidi died shortly after being transferred to hospital.
Hameidi had recently arrived in Yemen to assume his new role as the head of WFP’s office in Taiz. A dedicated humanitarian, Hameidi, had worked for WFP for 18 years, including a previous stint in Yemen as well as time in Sudan, Syria, and Iraq.
“The loss of our colleague is a profound tragedy for our organization and the humanitarian community,” said Richard Ragan, WFP Representative and Country Director in Yemen. “Any loss of life in humanitarian service is an unacceptable tragedy.”