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US provides $10 mln in food aid to 416,000 people in Saada

The United States has provided $10 million worth in food aid to communities in Saada province, north Yemen.

In a press release, the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a said that on Sunday that the aid was provided by the American people through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to the World Food Program.

According the embassy, the food items, including flour, beans, and vegetable oil, will contribute to the support of 416,000 people in Saada and Haradh in Hajjah.

‘’The 6300 metric tons of food commodities will contribute to the World Food Program’s “Emergency Food Assistance to Conflict-Affected Persons in Northern Yemen” operation – a program intended to address the food security needs of some 300,000 internally displaced and over 100,000 war-affected persons in Yemen’s northern governorates’’ the embassy made clear.

So far this year, the U.S. Embassy has overseen the allocation of approximately $35 million to Yemen for emergency and humanitarian projects.

In addition to food assistance, the USG is providing emergency medical support, shelter, and water and sanitation supplies to needy recipients throughout the country, including those recently displaced from Zinjibar, in partnership with local and international organizations.