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WFP's top official thanks Saudi Arabia for providing food security support to Yemen

February 24, 2021



Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley has expressed his sincere thanks to Saudi Arabia for providing effective food security support for the most vulnerable of people in Yemen.

The Executive Director said that Saudi Arabia through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrel will undoubtedly help in averting hunger to at least 2.2 million people in Yemen.

Beasley made the remarks during the signing of a joint cooperation agreement between KSrelief and WFP on Tuesday to improve food security for the most vulnerable families in some Yemeni regions, with a cost of $40 million.

In a press statement, the WFP executive director expressed his appreciation to KSrelief for the invaluable and strategic partnership.

He added that there is still a lot of work to do in coming months, however, the support given by Saudi Arabia through KSrelief is a tremendous boost to efforts directed to supporting the people of Yemen.

He also added: “This support here will really make a difference because COVID-19 has dynamically impacted an already vulnerable population, as well as what we know has exacerbated hunger all over the world. Yemen is one of the most difficult places on the earth”.


February 24, 2021
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