Statement of SCMCHA regarding WFP’s announcement of reducing food aid.
The Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation followed up on the statement of the World Food Program in which it announced its intention to reduce food aid in Yemen, under the justification of lack of funding.
In this regard, SCMCHA expresses its astonishment at WFP’s announcement of reducing aid, which is actually reduced, and this aid is disbursed only every two or three months, which has exacerbated the humanitarian catastrophe, and constituted an increase in the rates of food insecurity, as well as an increase in cases of malnutrition, especially Children under the age of five.
SCMCHA affirms that it had previously addressed WFP in several memoranda to quickly intervene, provide emergency aid, and re-disburse food aid on a monthly basis, to limit the deterioration of the living conditions of thousands of families in order to avoid deaths.
SCMCHA did not find any interaction from WFP, but rather refrained from distributing aid in some governorates such as Al-Bayda and Hodeidah.
SCMCHA clarifies that while the WFP refrains from disbursing food aid on a monthly basis, it imports hundreds of spoiled shipments that are rejected and re-exported from the port of Hodeidah, not to mention the thousands of tons of food in the program’s warehouses.
SCMCHA considers that the WFP’s lack of commitment to the humanitarian laws and principles that oblige to provide and provide aid to the Yemeni people, reflects the program’s bias towards the side of the aggression by using aid as a pressure card to blackmail the Yemeni people.
SCMCHA wonders where the $1 billion and 177 million dollars that WFP received as funding went until the end of November for this year 2021 AD as aid to the Yemeni people.
SCMCHA affirms that the attempt to implement WFP for the agenda of the aggression coalition by exploiting the relief file as a pressure card to bring the Yemeni people to their knees is futile and contradicts the basic principles of conducting relief operations, wishing WFP to show professionalism and humanitarian principles away from politics, and to abide by humanitarian laws and signed agreements.
Issued by SCMCHA