Sub-national figures on stunting show that Aden, al-Mahra and Hadramaut governorates have 'poor' levels of stunting; Abyan, Shabwa and Sana'a have 'serious' levels of stunting; while all other governorates are in the 'critical' range.
The high prevalence of acute malnutrition - around 13 precent - is due to both food insecurity and health problems as a result of poor water and sanitation facilities, poor care and feeding practices and insufficient health services as well as lack of money to get treatment.
WFP's nutrition interventions are part of a broad approach intended to nourish a healthy and prosperous Yemen. This year, WFP is providing preventative nutrition support for 325,000 children under two, nutrition treatment for 200,000 children under five, and nutrition support for 157,00 pregnant and nursing mothers.
7 September 2014 WFP's Cash Transfer Programme Assists Food-Insecure Yemenis