EC Food Aid to Yemen [Archives:1998/45/Local News]

November 9 1998

A food security study, commissioned by the EC in early 1997 suggests that as many as 3 million people in Yemen may be food insecure and that this number is likely to increase to 4.7 million by the year 2010 given current economic growth and government expenditure on food security related programs. In view of the magnitude of the problem and its underlying causes, the Commission decided to discontinue its traditional Direct Food Aid Deliveries to Yemen and replace these with the more systematic and powerful instrument of Food Security. Under this facility, the EC has thus far allocated 34 million ECU in support of food security relevant activities inscribed in the government investment programs 1997, 1998 and 1999.