Almotamar Net - 
World Food Programme (WFP) has discussed on Tuesday details of the implementation of the WFP coming two-year program aiming to provide food aid to six million Yemenis suffering from food insecurity at the cost of US$ 491 million.

Wednesday, 12-February-2014
almotamar.net -
World Food Programme (WFP) has discussed on Tuesday details of the implementation of the WFP coming two-year program aiming to provide food aid to six million Yemenis suffering from food insecurity at the cost of US$ 491 million.

This came in the first session of the WFP Executive Board being held in the Italian capital Rome and with the participation Minister of Planning and International Cooperation.

The WFP will offer the support via increasing food and promote the government's plans to encourage the girls' enrollment in schools.

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation pointed out that the WFP approved program for the coming two years would be in active from the coming July, noting that Yemeni would benefit from the program in many fields, such as; education, health, social affairs and labor, agriculture and beside other fields of development.

The school feeding program aims to support the enrollment of nearly 215,000 girls in basic education. Within the WFP's activities, relief aid for about 600,000 of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees as well would also provide.

The program would also address cases of malnutrition for 300,000 children under the age of five and about 250,000 of pregnant and lactating mothers.

The relief assistance or cash-for-work to rehabilitate the infrastructure of the affected local communities and to promote livelihoods of nearly 2.9 million people in communities suffering from food insecurity would be included in the WFP two-year program.
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