GENEVA | WFP welcomes Houthi probe into Yemen food theft

4Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

GENEVA—Jan 04, 2019—The United Nations food agency says it welcomes a statement from Yemen’s Houthi rebel leadership saying they will investigate theft and other abuses related to food relief to the impoverished country.

Herve Verhoosel, spokesman for the World Food Program, told reporters Friday in Geneva that misuse of food aid also happens in areas controlled by the government but that it is of “lower volume.”

“This is an issue that affects not just WFP but all aid agencies working in Yemen and indeed in war zones everywhere,” he said.

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