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Resuming food support after two months in Yemen following civil war | NHK News

2019-08-22T07:11:05.310Z

WFP = World Food Program suspends part of food assistance, saying that rebels are diverting relief supplies delivered in Yemen, which continues the civil war ...



Resume food support in Yemen following civil war for the first time in 2 months Aug. 16:01

WFP = World Food Program has stopped part of food assistance as the rebels are diverting the relief supplies delivered in Yemen, where the civil war continues. We resumed support for the first time in two months as an agreement was reached.

In Middle East Yemen, a civil war has continued for more than four years between the Hadi government supported by Saudi Arabia and other rebels supported by Iran, and according to the WFP, there is a risk of starvation in about 10 million people. Is said to be facing a “humanitarian crisis”.

WFP has been engaged in food support activities in Yemen, but some support has been suspended since June because the anti-government “Fushi” has been crossing the relief supplies delivered. It was.

According to Reuters, the WFP resumed food support on the 21st in the capital, Sanua, on the 21st that a new agreement was reached with the Hoosians.

On that day, flour, oil, salt, etc. were prepared for 850,000 people, and women and children made long lines, picked up supplies, put them on carts, etc. and took them home.

The WFP spokesman said, “I'm happy to resume support for the first time in two months. The situation in Yemen is still unstable and unpredictable. We need continued support in the future,” and international cooperation is essential. He showed that he was not.

Source: nhk

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