SANAA, Yemen, The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has started a partial suspension of food assistance operation, in areas of Yemen under the control of the Shiite Houthi rebels.
The decision was taken as a last resort, after lengthy negotiations stalled, on an agreement to introduce controls to prevent the diversion of food away from some of the most vulnerable people in Yemen, said the WFP in a statement.
WFP's priority remains to feed the hungriest children, women and men of Yemen. But as in any conflict zone, some individuals seek to profit by preying on the vulnerable and diverting food away from where it is most needed, it said.
Source: NAM News Network