Yemen

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  • ECHO Provides Support for Displaced Families in Yemen

    13/09/2016 — Yemen

    The World Food Programme (WFP) has recently provided urgently needed food for more than 22,000 displaced people in northern Yemen, thanks to support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). It is

  • Sharing Humanity: Abeer’s Story

    WHD Yemen

    17/08/2016 — Yemen

    As a programme associate  in Yemen for the World Food Programme, Abeer Noman has survived airstrikes, evacuated staff and made sure her own family is safe. In the lead up to this year’s World Humanitarian

  • 10 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy During Ramadan

    09/06/2016 — Yemen

    It is important that staff maintain healthy, nutritious eating habits when observing Ramadan. Muslims worldwide are observing Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, as a month of fasting.

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  • 13/03/2017 — Yemen SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Appeals for Access and Resources to Prevent Famine in Yemen (For the Media)

    ADEN/SANA’A – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, who has been visiting Yemen, urged the international community to help prevent a famine by providing resources to meet the immediate needs of the severely food insecure. Cousin also pleaded with the warring parties and authorities in Aden and Sana’a for access to reach hungry people who will die if they do not receive food and nutrition support. Yemen, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria are each on the brink of a famine. Last month, famine was declared to be affecting parts of Unity State in South Sudan. As the poorest country in the region, Yemen has suffered from decades of chronic food insecurity, and the situation has deteriorated rapidly in the last two years due to the ongoing conflict. 

  • 25/10/2016 — Yemen SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Alarmed as Hunger Cripples War Torn Yemen (For the Media)

    The United Nations World Food Programme is increasingly concerned about the deteriorating food security situation and growing rates of child malnutrition in Yemen. A senior WFP team has recently visited impoverished neighbourhoods and spoken to families and local authorities in Hajjah and Hodeidah who described a very dramatic situation in people’s daily struggle to secure their food needs. The team also visited hospitals, nutrition and health centres and saw first hand the many cases of malnourished children arriving to these centres from remote areas in Yemen. WFP requires over US$257.5 million to provide much-needed food assistance until March 2017. It takes four months from the time WFP receives funds until food reaches the country and is in the hands of the families who need it.

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Publications

  • Yemen - mVAM Monitoring

    Yemen - mVAM Monitoring
    In July 2015, WFP started remote phone-based data collection and food security monitoring in Yemen through the mVAM (mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping) approach. Survey...
  • Yemen - Monthly Market Watch, 2017

    Yemen - Monthly Market Watch, 2017
    Market situation update for February 2017. Key highlights include: Prices of food and fuel commodities continued to escalate in February 2017, and remained to be much...
  • Seasonal Monitor

    Seasonal Monitor
    The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the...
  • The Market Monitor

    The Market Monitor
    This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket. ...

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