SANA'A, July 17 (Saba) - World Food Programme (WFP) deputy executive director said Tuesday the Programme presents full care for three million children in Yemen and plans to add two million.
During his meeting with President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Ramiro Lopes da Silva said that his visit to the country aimed to get acquainted closely with the progress of the programs dealing with more than a million children suffering from chronic malnutrition.
He said that the Programme had and would continue to present full support to Yemen taking into account the special circumstances the country is experiencing in the transitional stage.
President Hadi stressed the importance of helping Yemen economically, saying the economy may represent 70% of the problem's core.
He pointed to the problems Yemen has faced during the previous years, including terrorism, sea piracy and internal wars as well as the last year crisis, that have affected the Yemeni economy very badly.
"We are still going through difficult situation," the President said.
He said the lack of the investment flow in Yemen impacted negatively and help terrorist powers that do not want the crisis to be ended in Yemen, making clear that investments would create job opportunities for six million unemployed youths.