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  • 22/02/2019 — Cash and Vouchers SHOTLIST (PDF)

    International Support Averts Famine in Yemen but WFP Warns More is Needed to Stop Increasing Hunger (For the Media)

    Food assistance has so far saved Yemen from the brink of famine, but millions remain in a deeply precarious situation and reliant on monthly food assistance to meet their basic needs. Ultimately only an end of the fighting can stabilize the economy and allow the country to recover. Malnutrition rates among women and children in Yemen are among the highest in the world, with 3.2 million women and children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. Malnutrition does irreparable damage to a child’s growth and cognitive development, meaning its effects will be felt long after the conflict has ended. Yemen’s food security crisis is entirely man-made. Urgent measures are needed to stabilize prices and rebuild Yemenis’ capacity to secure the basics of life. Prices of essential goods have stabilized in recent months, but they remain way above pre-conflict levels and beyond the reach of millions.

  • 15/11/2018 — Cash and Vouchers SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Executive Director Appeals for Peace from Frontline of Conflict in Yemen (For the Media)

    WFP is already providing food assistance to 7 – 8 million of those most in need, every month, but the situation has now got so dire that WFP is preparing to scale up.  WFP Food and other humanitarian support has been instrumental in helping to prevent famine, but the indications are that even greater efforts will be needed to avert mass starvation.  The port of Hodeidah receives about 70 percent of imports into the country which depends on imports for nearly all its commercial food requirements. It is also vital to keep open the supply routes out of the city so that north and central Yemen can be provisioned with food and other vital supplies.  WFP’s current target of providing food assistance to 8 million people is budgeted at US$125 million per month. As the food security situation deteriorates and WFP prepares to scale up its food and nutrition programmes, it is clear our funding requirements are set to increase accordingly.   

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Publications

  • Fact Sheets & Infographics

    2018 - Cash Transfers Factsheet

    2018 - Cash Transfers Factsheet
    This factsheet explains why WFP transfers cash for humanitarian aid, and how cash transfers have grown in the last decade to represent over 30 percent...
  • Fact Sheets & Infographics

    2018 - Cash-Based Transfers - Infographic

    2018 - Cash-Based Transfers -   Infographic
    This infographic shows the steady growth of  WFP cash transfers over the years. With US$1.4 billion directly transferred to 19.2 million people in 2017, cash...
  • WFP Year in Review 2016

    WFP Year in Review 2016
    The Year in Review describes WFP’s actions and achievements in serving people’s emergency, recovery and development needs in 2016. It covers WFP’s provision of vital,...
  • 2017 in Review - WFP-EU Partnership

    2017 in Review -  WFP-EU Partnership
    As conflict and climate disasters continue to ravage communities, reaching Zero Hunger becomes more difficult. Rising to these challenges, the European Union and Member States...

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