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World Food Programme Punishes Yemen’s Poorest Due to their Support for Palestine

The World Food Programme (WFP) has abruptly decided to halt its operation in Yemen citing “limited funding and lack of an agreement with authorities to allocate available resources to the neediest families.”

The WFPs verdict follows shortly after Yemen’s Declaration of War against the Israeli Regime. 

The funding received by the WFP until September 2023 totaled $1.6 Billion, which is $60 million more than last year, which negates the limits in funding. 

The WFP has stopped sending aid in areas governed by the country’s capital Sanaa, while aid continues to reach regions under the reigns of “mercenaries.” There is a direct correlation to WFP’s decision being made following Sanaa’s support towards Palestine. 

The cessation of aid probes the possibility of a US political stance against Yemeni operations targeting Israeli sites in occupied Palestinian territories. The decision was likely put into effect after the capture of the Israeli ship in the Red Sea by the Yemeni Armed Forces.

Some sources have even stated that tonnes of food are stored in the WFP’S warehouses, which alongside other materials could lead to expiration and spoilage. Despite having the resources and food in stock, the WFP has suspended the aid of food into Yemen and weaponized food aid as a means of collective punishment.

However, the suspension of food aid into Yemen is not new; during the US-Backed Saudi War on Yemen which killed over 370,000 people and pushed Yemen to the brink of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, food aid was withheld even as people starved to death.

Millions of Yemenis have been flooding the streets since October 7, 2023 after the Israeli aggression began following the Aqsa Flood Operation. Today, it has killing over 16,000 people, mostly women and children. Some estimates say over 20,000 people have been killed accounting for those missing under the rubble.

War torn Yemen has reportedly shown more support to the Palestinans than their neighboring oil rich gulf nations who continue to obey the ominous words of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu, “If you want to protect your interests, you must do one thing – remain silent!” 

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