Moayad Hameidi, a Jordanian nationwide, was working in Turbah, within the nation’s southwest. He got here beneath fireplace on Friday afternoon, and the determine of the assailants is just not but recognized.
Head of Taiz workplace
WFP launched a press release expressing deep unhappiness on the information, noting that he had solely lately arrived in Yemen to imagine a brand new job as head of the company’s workplace in Taiz.
Since 2015, a Saudi-led coalition supporting the internationally-recognized Authorities has been battling for management of the Arab nation, with Houthi militia, who management the capital and far of northern Yemen.
Taiz is the nation’s third largest metropolis and has been beneath siege by Houthi rebels for round seven years, making a blockade for important items and humanitarian provides for town’s residents.
Tens of hundreds of civilians have died in the course of the grinding battle and the UN estimates that 17 million individuals are nonetheless meals insecure throughout Yemen, with projections displaying that by the tip of this 12 months the quantity struggling excessive ranges of acute meals insecurity may rise to three.9 million.
Meals help from WFP is essential to keep away from potential famine and a lingering meals safety disaster.
The company described Mr. Hameidi, who had labored for WFP for 18 years as a “devoted humanitarian”. He had served beforehand in Yemen, in addition to in Sudan, Syria, and Iraq.
“The lack of our colleague is a profound tragedy for our group and the humanitarian group,” mentioned Richard Ragan, WFP Consultant and Nation Director in Yemen. “Any lack of life in humanitarian service is an unacceptable tragedy.”