YEMEN Press Agency

FM discusses with WFP’s Representative addressing humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen

SANAA, Aug. 07 (YPA) – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hisham Sharaf, met on Sunday with the Resident Representative of the World Food Program (WFP) in Yemen, Richard Ragan.

During the meeting, they reviewed the activities of the program during the last period and the results of the visit of WFP Deputy Executive Director of for Corporate Affairs and Advocacy to Sanaa.

In the meeting, the foreign minister stressed that one of the most important means of addressing the humanitarian catastrophe created by the Saudi-led coalition countries is to ensure that ships of oil derivatives, domestic gas and various types of goods are not obstructed from entering the port of Hodeida.

He pointed out the importance of economic support to Yemen for the return of the movement of economy, trade and business, which would create auxiliary jobs that would contribute to reducing the very high level of unemployment in Yemen.

For his part, WFP resident representative explained that the program attaches the utmost importance to the humanitarian situation in Yemen and demands easy access to food and humanitarian supplies without delay or obstruction.

He pointed out that the program is making great efforts with donor agencies and countries to fulfill their financial pledges so that the WFP does not have to reduce and stop its humanitarian operations in Yemen.