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WFP Will Support Yemen During Country’s Peace Process

Thomson Reuters Foundation: WFP at turning point for politics and humanitarianism in Yemen
Bishow Parajuli, country director and representative of the U.N. World Food Programme in Yemen

“This is a critical time for Yemen. After the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference in January, the country is taking concrete steps to establish a new, democratic, federal state with powers devolved to the regions. … As a non-political, humanitarian organization, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has no direct role to play in this process. Yemen’s future is, it goes without saying, for Yemenis to decide. That said, we cannot and should not isolate ourselves entirely from a political process aimed at bringing peace and stability to Yemen. Indeed, we have a responsibility and duty to support these efforts…” (4/29).