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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

UN To Launch Yemen's Food Security Plan January.

SANA'A, Dec 21 09   |  Bernama

-- United Nations (UN) is to launch next January Yemen's plan for humanitarian responding to offer the early aid programme to around 1.4 million people suffering from lacking of food security in Yemen, Yemeni news agency (Saba) has reported.

The plan would include the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) due to the rebellion in Sa'ada governorate, nearly 200,000 according to UN estimates, and over 162,000 refugees, most of them are from the Horn of Africa region.

In the document of Yemen's plan for humanitarian response, the UN revealed that the necessary requirements for achieving the plan's main priorities would amount to US$177.4 million.

The amount is to be granted by 21 international, regional and local organisations to carry out 76 projects in areas of food, agriculture, nutrition, health, protection, education, lodging, non-food materials, coordination and running camps, waters and sewage, general cleanliness, early recovery and coordination and services of support.

The document showed that urgent humanitarian needs have aggravated due to the armed confrontations erupted last August between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels in northern governorate of Sa'ada.

The humanitarian situation in Sa'ada has deteriorated rapidly and caused fleeing tens of thousands of civilians in addition to those previously displaced because of previous rounds of fighting.