WFP: $8bn in Aid to Yemen Annually

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The World Food Program (WFP) provides nearly $8 billion worth of aid annually to about 12 million people in Yemen, a senior WFP official said Monday.

WFP chief officer in Yemen Asif Ali Bhutto made the remarks during a meeting with the head of the Aden Free Zone during which they discussed the facilities provided by the zone and how they could serve the program’s activities; Anadolu Agency reported

Deputy Director of Promotion and Marketing in Aden Free Zone Riyam Al-Marfadi quoted Bhutto as saying that the organization manages and supervises 12 warehouses across the country that serve millions of people in need despite the unfavorable work conditions.

Al-Marfadi pointed out that the zone’s officials have expressed their readiness to help the WFP enhance its humanitarian activities in Yemen.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at forcefully reinstating the resigned regime of Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

According to Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project, more than 100,000 people have been killed in the war, while more than 11 per cent of the country’s population has been displaced.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by Website Team