YEMEN / FUNDING SHORTFALL

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World Food Programme in Yemen is facing a significant funding shortfall and it needs USD 600 million to ensure uninterrupted food assistance for the next six months. WFP

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STORY: YEMEN / FUNDING SHORTFALL
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DATELINE: 18 SEPTEMBER 2019, SANAA, YEMEN /FILE

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9 JULY 2019, SANAA, YEMEN

1. Various shots, three-month-old Hadi being tested for malnutrition in Al Sabeen hospital

18 SEPTEMBER 2019, SANAA, YEMEN

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Annabel Symington, Spokesperson, WFP Yemen:
“The World Food Programme in Yemen is facing a significant funding shortfall. The record that we achieved in August reaching 12 million people with humanitarian assistance is something we need to replicate month after month. We need to make sure that people across the country, across Yemen, are receiving the food that they need to survive.”

30 JUNE 2019, ADEN PORT, YEMEN

3. Various shots, WFP food being unloaded from ship

1 JULY 2019, ADEN-LAHJ ROAD, YEMEN

4. Various shots, trucks moving on the road

1 JULY 2019, LAHJ, YEMEN

5. Various shots, food distribution

25 AUGUST 2019, SANAA, YEMEN

6. Various shots, food distribution in Maen school

STORYLINE:

World Food Programme in Yemen is facing a significant funding shortfall and it needs USD 600 million to ensure uninterrupted food assistance for the next six months.

Without more funding, WFP said it will have no choice but reduce food rations to families from October. A constant flow of food coming into Yemen is necessary to ensure that the assistance desperately needed by millions of hungry people is delivered each month

WFP reached a record 12.4 million food-insecure people with food assistance in August. Yemen is a deeply complex and volatile operating environment. Despite the many challenges, WFP continues to expand its assistance across the country to prevent a further deterioration in the precarious food insecurity situation.

The expansion of biometric registration in Yemen will strengthen our safeguards against food diversion. Food assistance must be provided to the most vulnerable Yemenis in a transparent and fully accountable way that is in accordance with the humanitarian principles of impartiality, neutrality and operational independence.
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