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26 June 2019

Yemen-Abs Displaced (For the Media)

WFP’s Yemen emergency response is our largest anywhere in the world.
WFP has in recent months been providing food assistance to more than 10 million people. Our goal is to feed 12 million of the most vulnerable and food-insecure people a month – double 2018 targets.
On 20 June, WFP began a partial suspension of food assistance operations in areas of Yemen under the control of the Sana’a-based authorities.

The decision was taken after negotiations stalled on an agreement to introduce controls to prevent the diversion of food away from some of the most vulnerable people in Yemen.
The first stage of the suspension – effective in Sana’a city only – affects some 850,000 people. 
Elsewhere in Yemen, WFP’s food assistance programmes are continuing as normal.

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