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WFP plans to expand its aid to reach 14 mln people per month

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) GENEVA, Nov 9 ( KUNA) -- World Food Program (WFP) announced Friday plans to reach 14 million people per month in Yemen, which is experiencing the world's biggest hunger crisis.
The plan aims at doubling the number of people who will be able benefit from the humanitarian aid supplies and have access to food, essential supplies or even getting cash money, said Senior Spokesperson at UN World Food Program Herve Verhoosel.
He attributed this action to the bad humanitarian conditions facing Yemeni people which led the WFP to expand its role and make it more affective to prevent any possible mass famine.
At the same time, he noted the necessity of spending more efforts to avoid what he called a "massive hanger", the program aims to expand its assistance to cover 14 million people.
Recent statistics showed that 6.8 million Yemenis categorized as facing "food insecurity emergencies", this number is expected to reach 12 or 14 million people, he explained.
Half of Yemen's population will shortly face the danger of severe shortage of food because of the current political conflict, economic collapse, high prices, and aid distribution problems, Verhoosel continued.
Heavy fighting in Al-Hudaidah and surrounding areas, led to a significant delay in the arrival of humanitarian and commercial shipments, which led to higher food prices that exceeded the potentials of the population.
He called for putting an end to the violence in Yemen; otherwise, no humanitarian effort will work out in the war-torn country .(end) ta.nhq


WFP plans to expand its aid to reach 14 mln people per month


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