SABA - Yemen news agency

Print date: 22-10-2018
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WFP allocates $ 500 mln to improve food security in Yemen

SANA'A, July 17 (Saba)- Yemen and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding included providing support worth $ 500 million to improve the food security in Yemen.

The memorandum of understanding signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Mohammed al-Saadi and the WFP representative in Yemen Bishaw Parajuli stipulated the allocation of the support to help about six million Yemenis to face the challenges of food scarcity and food insecurity.

Following the signing, Dr. al-Saadi praised the WFP's support to the Yemeni government efforts to face the challenges of food scarcity and to implement the national strategy for food security in Yemen.

Parajuli confirmed the WFP's keenness to continue to provide the necessary support to help Yemen overcome the food problem, praising the level of the existing cooperation between Yemen and the program.