Agency: United Nations purchases 50000-ton wheat for Yemen

Hamburg (Reuters - Debriefer)
2018-11-05 | Since 5 Year

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A UN aid agency has recently bought some 50 thousand tons of milled wheat for shipment to Yemen, European merchants stated on Monday.

Ukraine is thought to be the country of origin, said Reuters, and the wheat will be delivered in mid-November and mid-December of this 2018 year.

The agency gave no information about the total cost of the shipment, but stated that the UN provides huge food aids for Yemen amid continuation of war in the country.

On the 2nd of last October, Reuters quoted European suppliers as saying that a UN aid agency purchased some 50,000 tons of wheat for shipment to Yemen, that supply was likely from Romania, and that wheat shipment would be on December from the Romanian seaport of Constanta.

The United Nations and its humanitarian and relief agencies repeatedly called on international society to rapidly provide aids for Yemen, the Arab impoverished country that experiences the "world's worst humanitarian crisis", as the UN says, because of the persistent war for more than three years and a half.

While the UN says it provides via its agencies relief aids for Yemen, many voices have raised recently in the country accusing those agencies of exploiting the Yemeni crisis and deteriorated humanitarian situations for illegal profits, since very little of such aids reaches those in need.

The UN states that more than 22 million people, more than two thirds of the population, are in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 8.4 million people unsure how to get next meal, and some 2 million children suffer severe shortage of nutrition.

Yemen has been racked by armed conflict which broke out after the Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government in late 2014.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led military coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015, and has left nearly 11,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands injured, 3 million displaced and made other thousands to flee the country.

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