Qatar, WFP Sign Agreement to Support Food Security in Yemen

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The State of Qatar signed an agreement with the World Food Program (WFP) to support food security and nutrition for the World Food Program response plan in Yemen at a value of $90 million.

The signing of the agreement was witnessed by HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani who is also Chairman of the Qatar Fund for Development.

The agreement was signed for Qatar by HE Director General of Qatar Fund for Development Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari and for the World Food Program by the WFP Executive Director David Beasley.

The 12-month agreement, which will benefit 7,621,932 people, includes general food assistance, provision of food for children, pregnant and lactating women, provision of health and nutrition counseling with the aim of educating the community on positive food behaviors, and the provision of “humanitarian air service” to transport volunteers and staff internationally and within Yemen.

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs