U.N. Investigates Alleged Corruption Among Staff In Yemen; WFP, Yemeni Rebels Reach Deal To Resume Food Deliveries
Associated Press: U.N. probes corruption in its own agencies in Yemen aid effort
“…More than a dozen U.N. aid workers deployed to deal with the wartime humanitarian crisis have been accused of joining with combatants on all sides to enrich themselves from the billions of dollars in donated aid flowing into the country, according to individuals with knowledge of internal U.N. investigations and confidential documents reviewed by the Associated Press. The AP obtained U.N. investigative documents, and interviewed eight aid workers and former government officials…” (Michael, 8/5).
Associated Press: U.N. food agency, Yemeni rebels reach deal to restore aid
“The U.N. food agency on Sunday said it reached an agreement with Yemen’s rebels to resume food deliveries to rebel-controlled parts of the country after suspending the aid for over a month. The partial suspension of aid to the capital, Sanaa, began in June amid accusations that the rebels, known as Houthis, were diverting the food from the hungriest people in the war-torn country, which has been pushed to the brink of starvation…” (Magdy, 8/4).