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New WFP Program Supports Girls' Education in Kawkaban

Yemen Post

2251 days ago   Article ID# 32168
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United Nations World Food Program

SANA'A, YEMEN (Yemen Post) - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) launched a new phase of its ongoing school feeding program targeting female school girls in Kawkaban Al-Mahweet Province.

WFP distributes three-times a year take-home food of 50 kilos of wheat, vegetable oil, and dates to each female student who goes to school and attends classes, said head of education sector in Al-Mahweet province, Abdullah Al-Urabi.

WFP initiates the Girl’s Education program with the aim to encourage girls to go to school and close the gender gap in primary education as well, Urabi added.

From his part, Regional Director of WFP Daly Belgasmi said, “Our visit came in a critical stage as Yemen is the victim of climate fluctuations, droughts, and high food prices.”

“More than five million people in Yemen are in need for food aid as it is a crucial part of helping tackle their hunger.”

They spend more than 75 percent of their daily income to have access to daily meals which lack vitamins and minerals, he added.

Poverty, traditional customs and lack of schools in remote areas keep girls out from going to schools, said Belgasmi, adding that he visited Kawkaban 14 years ago when at that time girls in Kawkaban rarely went to universities and said he is now happy to watch girls go to schools, institutions and universities.

Earlier this year, WFP signed with the Yemeni government a Letter of Understanding for the implementation of an emergency operation in response to high food prices which will assist more than half a million of the poorest Yemenis.

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency that gives food aid to a record 104 million people in 81 countries, including 56 million hungry children.

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