This month the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an emergency safety net operation to provide rations to hungry Yemeni families. However, only four out of 14 intended areas, or governorates, in Yemen will receive the rations. GianCarlo Cirri, WFP’s Yemen director, says, “We would need additional funding to cover for the 10 remaining governorates.”
Yemen is currently experiencing massive political instability with a powerful protest movement pitted against long-time President Saleh. Food instability has been raging for years in the poorest country in the Middle East.
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