WFP confirms commitment to help Yemen

A Yemeni man looks at a World Food Program ship at the port of Aden, Yemen, July 21, 2015. The World Food Program has confirmed its commitment of helping Yemeni people and working with the government under President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Yemeni SABA news agency said. (AP)
Updated 02 October 2017

WFP confirms commitment to help Yemen

ADEN: The World Food Program has confirmed its commitment of helping Yemeni people and working with the government under President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Yemeni SABA news agency reported.
“The Program deals seriously with all issues made by the Supreme Relief Committee and has proved its commitment through its activities,” said WFP Regional Director Stephen Anderson in response to a letter from the head of the Yemeni Supreme Relief Committee Abdulraqeeb Fath.
He noted the program changed the plan of supply and transport for sending food assistance to Taiz Province from Aden and increased the productivity of grinding in Aden so that it will be able to send more of wheat flour based on suggestions made by the committee.
Responding to demands of the Yemeni supreme committee to activate UN offices in the transitional capital of Aden, the program has increased its staff to 6 international employees and 35 local employees, and confirming commitment of visiting Aden every month by him or his deputy.
“We hope to increase the number of the program national staff to nine and 56 from local staff… we signed a memorandum of understanding with the
government on the program’s operations across the country,” he said.
He warned that interference of armed groups in distribution centers will not be tolerated and the program and its partners should enjoy full operational independence.


Iran: Misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

Updated 9 min 11 sec ago

Iran: Misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

  • ‘A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure’ for aligning the radar

TEHRAN: Iran said that the misalignment of an air defense unit’s radar system was the key “human error” that led to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January.
“A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure” for aligning the radar, causing a “107-degree error” in the system, the Iranian Civil Aviation authority said in a report late Saturday.