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Emergencies
2 October 2012

As Yemen slides into a humanitarian crisis, mothers like Fatima face a daily struggle to keep their families fed. WFP is helping through an emergency “safety net” programme that will provide 5 million people like her with food assistance over the coming months.

Cash and Vouchers
15 March 2012

In late 2011, WFP in Yemen began giving cash to the poorest families in the Hajjah and Ibb governorates so that they could afford to buy food. The programme benefits 10,000 vulnerable households, comprising around 70,000 people in total. WFP food monitor Ali Al-Homeidy visited the governorate of Hajjah where he met with family heads collecting their vouchers from their local post office.

School Meals
14 March 2011

One of the benefits of school meals programmes is that they encourage parents in poor countries to send young girls to school. This means they get an education and, hopefully, the means to pull themselves out of poverty. Without that incentive, school may not be an option – as Salama and Naima found out recently.

Emergencies
17 November 2010

WFP’s Yemen office was an ideal candidate to pilot the organization’s new emergency planning package.  Facing conflict, insecurity, refugees, drought, serious food insecurity , the Yemen operation is a microcosm of all the challenges WFP faces.

Food Consumption, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Food Prices, Food Security Analysis, Gender, General Food Distribution, Nutrition
11 July 2010

Hunger and malnutrition are widespread in the country and require urgent intervention. WFP's recent Comprehensive Food Security Survey found that one in three Yemenis is acutely hungry, making Yemen the 11th most food insecure country in the world.

Focus on Women, Gender, School Meals
23 June 2010

In May 2010, WFP and the Ministry of Education distributed food to more than 80,200 school girls and their 562,000 family members in poor, rural areas across Yemen. The programme is making a real difference for vulnerable families by helping them meet their food needs and acting as an incentive to send girls to primary and secondary school.

Focus on Women
2 April 2010

At least 250,000 people fled their homes during the recent conflict in northern Yemen. Many are now in WFP-supported camps such as Al Mazraq, where despite the ceasefire they are too scared to return home. Two women in the camp told WFP’s Abeer Etefa their stories. Video

Earthquakes
18 February 2010

Families displaced by recent fighting in northern Yemen are following the news on a recently declared ceasefire closely, hoping they can soon return home. For now, they are surviving on food assistance. But with funds dwindling, those rations are under threat.

Emergencies, Food Prices
12 January 2010

Fatima and her family are among the tide of people displaced by the fighting which broke out in northern Yemen last year. Although she’s in a barren camp for displaced people, Fatima counts herself lucky as she can at least bake bread for her family.

Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs
13 August 2009

A five-year conflict pitting government forces against rebels in northern Yemen has caused widespread suffering and displaced tens of thousands of people. Their plight worsened recently when WFP was forced to halve rations due to lack of funds.