Twenty-seven year old Hanan from Ibb receiving the equivalent of US$27.50. Copyright: WFP/Fares Khoailed

Yemeni Families Get A WFP Cash Injection

WFP Yemen’s innovative emergency safety net activities are designed to ‘top up’ food gaps for severely vulnerable households. This month, WFP began using cash transfers in areas where markets function and are easily accessible to beneficiaries.


Yemen is in the midst of a deteriorating humanitarian crisis with high food and fuel prices, rising poverty, a breakdown of social services, diminishing resources, internal conflict and political instability. In 2013, WFP is aiming to provide almost 5 million people in 16 governorates with food assistance and is working to build communities’ resilience.

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