WHO Follows ‘Zero-Tolerance Policy’ On All Forms Of Corruption, Statement On Yemen Says; WFP To Resume Food Aid To Sanaa

Associated Press: WHO says it has ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption in Yemen
“The World Health Organization says it follows ‘a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of corruption’ amid calls for greater transparency following an Associated Press report on fraud and mismanagement marring some U.N. operations in the country. WHO issued a statement Wednesday saying it has an ongoing investigation into its Yemen office after an internal audit last year found that controls over administration and finances there were ‘unsatisfactory’…” (8/8).

Reuters: World Food Programme to resume food aid in Yemen’s Sanaa
“The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday it would resume the distribution of food to 850,000 people in Yemen’s capital Sanaa next week after a two-month stoppage, having reached an agreement [with] the Iran-aligned Houthi authorities. The U.N. agency halted some aid in Sanaa on June 20 out of concern that food was being diverted from vulnerable people, but said it would maintain nutrition programs for malnourished children, pregnant and nursing mothers…” (Nebehay, 8/9).