The World Food Program has indicated it may have to end its Yemeni operations by the end of August given its current financial condition. The United Nations agency has already cut food rations in Yemen by 50 percent.
“With the current funding situation, we will have to cease operations by the end of August,” Gian Carlo Cirri, WFP representative in Yemen, told Reuters. “The situation is extremely serious.”
Some USD75 million is needed to enable WFP to continue its work in Yemen in 2010, Reuters reports.