WFP comments on assassination of one of its staff in Taiz

WFP comments on assassination of one of its staff in Taiz

The World Food Program of the United Nations (WFP) officials expressed their grief over the assassination of one of their employees in Taiz province, southern Yemen, on Friday.

“The WFP is deeply saddened that a dedicated staff member was killed in Yemen today (Friday) by unknown gunmen,” a spokesperson for the WFP said in a press statement.

“We cannot comment further at this time,” he added.

Gunmen in the city of Al-Turbah, which is under the control of the Saudi-led coalition forces, assassinated the Jordanian WFP employee, Moayyad Saeed ‎Hameidi, who works as head of the program, with six bullets that led to his death instantly.

The coalition-controlled areas in Taiz province are witnessing major insecurity, and almost daily assassinations, in addition to armed clashes between the UAE-backed factions on the one hand, and the Saudi-backed “Islah Party” militias on the other.