SANAA, Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor on Wednesday received in the capital Sanaa with Amer Daoudi, Regional Director for United Nations World Food Program (WFP), who is currently visiting Yemen.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen the relations between the government and the program and to develop them in order to reduce the suffering of the Yemeni people as a result of the aggression and siege.

The meeting discussed the activities of the program implemented at the level of the capital Sanaa and the rest of provinces.

The meeting tackled the role of the vital program in facing the specter of famine that threatens the majority of Yemenis, as well as working together to develop the aid mechanism, so that part of it is allocated in cash to beneficiaries.

He affirmed in that context that the procedures of delivering the aid should be transparent according to a modern mechanism to ensure access to the most needy.

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the true picture of the suffering of the Yemeni people would be conveyed by the WFP's Regional Director to all the international organisation especially and to the world generally.

Dr. Ben Habtoor referred to the conference announcing the humanitarian response plan for the current year, which was held two days ago in the presence of humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande and a number of humanitarian organizations working in Yemen, during which the plan was discussed under the indicators of the worsening humanitarian situation.

He stressed the importance of the response plan taking into account urgent humanitarian priorities with a developmental dimension.

In turn, Regional Director of the WFP said that the program worked to raise the level of aid which a part was provided in cash.

He stressed that the size of the aid allocated by the program to Yemen amounted to 22 percent of the total support provided at the global level.

He pointed to the importance of continuing to overcome the difficulties facing the program team and facilitate its activities.

He pointed out that the program is about to increase the number of local and external staff to meet the growing humanitarian needs.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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