The UN World Food Program (WFP) office in Yemen is launching a program to offset the high prices of food staples, which are hitting millions of food-insecure Yemenis. The budget is USD 30 million and the operation is set to start within a few weeks in eight out of Yemen’s 21 governorates. “We have now a new emergency program […] that addresses the needs of about 700,000 people, with the focus on children between two and five and pregnant women. These are the categories of people considered most affected by the food price hikes,” said Mohammed El-Kouhene, WFP representative in Yemen. (IRIN)

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