The situation in Yemen is characterised by large-scale displacement, civil conflict, food insecurity, high food prices, endemic poverty, diminishing resources, and influxes of refugees and migrants.
Between mid-2014 and mid-2016, WFP aims to provide six million people with food and cash assistance whilst also working to build communities' resilience. In 2014, WFP conducted a Comprehensive Food Security Survey which found that 41 percent (10.6 million people) is food insecure. Some five million of those are severely food insecure - unable to buy or produce the food they need - and 5.6 million people are moderately food insecure.
Child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world, with global acute malnutrition rates ranging from critical - denoting an emergency - in Al Hudaydah, Hajjah and Taizz, to poor or serious in almost all other governorates.