Providing humanitarian aid, particularly food, remains a paramount concern in conflict-torn Yemen, William Lambers writes in Examiner.com. The ceasefire between Yemeni rebels and the government has allowed for the resumption of aid operations in some communities. A United Nations office is, in fact, being reopened in Sa’ada city.
The other challenge to aid organizations operating in Yemen, according to Lambers, is securing sufficient funding. The World Food Program, for one, was left with no choice but to cut its rations for displaced Yemenis due to limited donor support, he stressed.
“International donations to help Yemen need to increase, and very quickly,” Lambers writes. “Food will be the foundation of any peace to be achieved in northern Yemen.”