UN Agency Delivers Food Aid to Taiz

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Yemenis citizens queued up to get food aid  (wbur)

Shana’a, 8 Jumadal Awwal 1437/February 16, 2016 (MINA) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Monday it delivered emergency food supplies for 18,000 people in Taiz in central Yemen, only the second time this year it has managed to access the besieged city. Taiz is the country’s third largest city.

Gulf Times reported, A WFP convoy entered the area of Al Qahira carrying 3,000 family rations including vegetable oil, wheat, pulses and sugar, enough for a family of six for one month.

Last week, The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has managed to deliver desperately needed medical supplies to Taiz.

The WHO has “successfully delivered more than 20 tonnes of life-saving medicines and medical supplies,” it said in a statement.

“These medical supplies are critical to meet the most urgent needs in a city where more than 200,000 people continue to live under siege with limited access to humanitarian aid,” it added. (T/P4/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)