Over three dozen countries who are just one step away from famine driven by conflict — and the World Food Program chief warned that 270 million people are facing "a hunger crisis” this year.
Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, noted that the UAE is conducting an ongoing review of the humanitarian situation in Yemen in coordination with international organisations, in particular monitoring indicators of health, food security, and malnutrition.
The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in areas affected by conflict.
When it comes to generosity, the UAE has no match.
The United Nations and Saudi Arabia will host a donor conference on June 2 in a bid to boost support for Yemen, which was already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis before the pandemic struck.
"We are urging the donors to pledge generously, and those who have given an indication of pledges to actually pay early because the operation in Yemen is severely, severely underfunded," Jens Laerke, a spokesman with the UN's humanitarian agency OCHA, told a virtual press conference.
Ejiro Miyako, an associate professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Nomi, told the media he had been working on robotic pollinators for years but was disheartened when the toy drones smashed into flowers.
The UN chief launched a policy briefing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition on Tuesday which said before the pandemic more than 820 million people were "chronically food insecure,” with 135 million at crisis levels or worse.
It was the Calcutta of the 70s. There was a knock on the door, but I was too lazy to react. However, I reacted to the second one because not only the decibel count went up, there was a certain amount of desperation, preceded by a sense of deep anxiety, in the bang.
Joining forces, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, and the World Health Organisation, WHO, flagged that "food safety is a shared responsibility" with a role for everyone to play, from governments, industry and producers to
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, which is hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), says $16.1 billion are new commitments to address COVID-19, $2.2 billion is new money not linked to the coronavirus, and $2.3 billion is new funding for existing programmes.