ADEN, The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), announced that, Kuwait contributed two million U.S. dollars to boost FAO's programmes in war-torn Yemen.

According to a statement released by the organisation, Kuwait has contributed two million U.S. dollars to boost FAO's emergency agricultural interventions and improve food security and nutrition in Yemen.

It said that the Kuwaiti funding will be crucial in providing assistance to some of the 8.6 million severely food insecure Yemenis.

The generous contribution will help FAO secure and restore agricultural livelihoods. By promoting self-reliance of communities, we are trying to ensure families continue to produce food for themselves, even in times of crisis, said Hussein Gadain, FAO representative in Yemen.

Agriculture in Yemen represents one of the few remaining lifelines, especially for hard to reach rural areas, according to the statement.

The long-running conflict has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Currently, some 24 million Yemenis, or 80 percent of the population, need humanitarian aid and protection, with some 20 million lacking food security, according to previous UN statistics.

Source: NAM News Network

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