World Food Programme begins partial suspension of aid in Yemen -statement

by Reuters
Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:20 GMT

People sit next to food aid they received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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The U.N. agency feeds more than 10 million people a month across the Arabian Peninsula's poorest nation

DUBAI, June 20 (Reuters) - The World Food Programme said on Thursday it had started a partial suspension of aid in Yemen, citing failure to reach an agreement on controls to prevent the diversion of food away from some of the country's most vulnerable people.

The U.N. agency feeds more than 10 million people a month across the Arabian Peninsula's poorest nation, which is gripped by a four-year-old civil war that is widely seen as a proxy battle between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. (Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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