India provides rice for food insecure in Yemen governorates
Parry Came, an information officer for the WFP, said the donated food will be distributed to approximately 330,000 hungry people throughout the coming month.
Half of the donations are to be distributed to the Yemeni’s in need to food, and half of the donations are to be disrtibuted to Somali refugees living in Yemen.
«This is the first cooperation between the WFP and the Indian Embassy, and there will be more cooperation in the future,” Came said. “We welcome all the embassies here in Yemen to deal with us in such projects.”
R. Ventkatesan, second secretary at the Indian Embassy, said there is a commitment from the Indian government to make an additional food donation, again valued at around $2 million. The donation will be in the form of wheat, Ventkatesan said, and it supposed to arrive in Yemen in the coming days for disbursal.