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Yemen, WFP discuss cooperation relations

Yemen, WFP discuss cooperation relations


SANA'A, Jan. 25 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf met on Wednesday in Sana'a the Executive Director of the World Food Program, Lopes da Silva and his accompanying delegation.

At the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed that the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate rapidly because of the continuity of the Saudi aggression and the siege against Yemen, asserting that the operational capacity of the port of Hodeida decreased at the as a result of air strikes by the aggression.

Similarly, Minister Sharaf appreciated the role played by the World Food Program in Yemen, particularly with regard to the provision of food aid in the most disadvantaged areas for vulnerable groups, including women, children and the elderly.

He explained that the Ministry provides all facilities for the continuity of work of international humanitarian organizations, stressing the concern of the Supreme Political Council and the Government of National Salvation to achieve a just peace that meets the aspirations of the Yemeni people.

For his part, Lopes da Silva said that the nutritional level in Yemen is at its worst, affirming the need to increase international support.

He noted that WFP and the rest of the UN agencies working in the humanitarian field urged donors to increase their support to enable organizations to provide the necessary humanitarian assistance.

It should be noted that the Executive Director of the World Food Program and his delegation undertook a field visit to Hodeida province to closely examine the deteriorating humanitarian situation, particularly in the poorest and most deprived areas. The delegation also visited the port of Hodeida.


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