The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Services, in cooperation with the World Food Program, will provide food items to Yemen at a cost of $20 million.
According to the official news agency SPA, the King Salman Center has signed a joint cooperation agreement with the World Food Program through video link.
Under the agreement, basic food items will be provided to 524 thousand 849 Yemeni citizens in Yemen at a cost of 20 million dollars. The food program is for Yemen’s most needy.
The cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of the King Salman Center by Assistant Chief Engineer Ahmed Albeez and Majeed Yahya on behalf of the World Food Program.
Under the agreement, 16,908 tons of flour will be purchased and distributed. There are thousands of people in Yemen who are deprived of basic food items. Local citizens in Aden, Al-Zala, Al-Hudaydah, Marib, Shabwa, Taiz and Hajjah are suffering from malnutrition.
Richard Reagan, the representative of the World Food Program in Yemen, said that “thanks to the support of King Salman, the Yemeni citizens will be safe from the threat of famine.” The state has decided to help the most needy families at the most critical time.
The official of the World Organization said that since 2005, the country has given one billion 168 million dollars to the appeal of the World Food Program. The kingdom gave $380 million in 2019, which helped the food program reach 13 million people.