As the spokesman of the Yemeni armed forces said on Sunday, they are approaching the cities of Arhab and Sana’a. They continue battles to liberate Nahm, eastern front of Sana’a, and a series of mountains including Dorah, al-Ayani, al-Safeh, al-Dhabeeb, al-Tibad al-Hamaraa, west of al Garn mountain and al-Safeenah. Moreover a number of sites located between Nahm and Bani Hashish were liberated and in Al Masloub directorate and the western coast front the army advanced. Meanwhile, Yemeni Prime Minister Habtoor met whit the Executive Director of the World Food Program Ertharin Cousin and during the meeting the Prime Minister announced that the government is ready to provide all necessary assistance to the WFP and other international food agencies to try to reach all citizens with food and medicine.
During the meeting between the Foreign Minister Sharaf and the Resident Representative of the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Yemen Andersen, the two talked about the arrangements for the visit of the WFP Executive Director to Yemen on March 11-13. The visit will include the discussion of the current cooperation aspects between Yemen and the WFP to expand the assistances to face the humanitarian and food crisis due to the Saudi aggression on Yemen. During the visit the WFP official will also hold meetings with senior Yemeni officials beside visits to humanitarian aid distribution areas.
The United Nations will assist to smoothen the process of bringing out two of its staff, who are Malaysian citizens, from North Korea. A UN source in New York told Bernama that the two women, who are in their 30s, were contacted as soon as the travel ban notice on Malaysians in North Korea issued by Pyongyang was reported by the international media. Both are safe. They are not officers or staff of the Malaysian Embassy.“They are our staff (UN) who were sent to North Korea to attend a course related to the World Food Programme (WFP)”, the source said.
Food production in the war-torn country of Syria has hit an all-time low amid insecurity and unfavorable weather, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. According to the WFP, the country’s farmers have been left unable to cope amid the ongoing crisis because of rising prices and scarcity of essential inputs. According to the UN food assistance branch, the situation could have an impact on food availability in the country and lead to further displacements.