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UN forced to slash food aid to Yemen

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The UN's World Food Programme has announced further reductions of food aid to war-torn Yemen as a result of funding gaps, price rises and the fallout from the Ukraine war. "Critical funding gaps, global inflation and the knock-on effects of the war in Ukraine have forced WFP in Yemen to make some extremely tough decisions about the support we provide to our beneficiaries," the food aid programme tweeted. As a result, it said, it had to drastically scale back assistance for 13 million Yemenis who receive emergency food aid in the country that the UN says is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.


"We are now being driven to scale back that support for five million of those people to less than 50 per cent of the daily requirement, and for the other eight million to around 25 per cent of the daily requirement," the WFP said. "Resilience and livelihood activities, and school feeding and nutrition programmes will cease for four million people, leaving assistance available for only 1.8 million people," it added. - AFP


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