Urban Food Insecurity


  • 30/07/2018 — Urban Food Insecurity SHOTLIST (PDF)

    Rare Video from the Frontlines of the Conflict in Yemen Shows Escalating Violence is Increasing Hunger, Displacement and Desperation (For the Media)

    The closure of Yemen’s ports (sea, land and airports) for nearly three weeks in November 2017 had a dramatic humanitarian impact. Within 24 hours, prices for food, fuel and water had soared. Since the end of the blockade, twelve WFP-chartered vessels have offloaded over 270,000 metric tons of wheat. Another WFP-chartered vessel carried four US-funded mobile cranes into Hodeidah port early this year. WFP and humanitarian partners need every road, bridge, port and airport to be able to deliver food and humanitarian aid to the millions of people in Yemen who need food, health and humanitarian assistance. Greater access to more people would speed up the delivery of humanitarian supplies to every area in the country where there are needs. We are ready to assist using our logistics expertise.

  • 04/04/2018 — Urban Food Insecurity SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Exclusive Video Shows Scale of Destruction and Humanitarian Need in Raqqa City (For the Media)

    On 1st April, a UN mission led by WFP visited Raqqa City. The mission was challenging in terms of restriction on movements due to lack of internet and phone signals. It is clear that Raqqa city has witnessed the some of the worst destruction in all of Syria. Food prices are relatively normal because trade routes from Damascus, Aleppo and Hassakeh (bringing food from Iran and Turkey) are now functioning. However, unemployment is very high thereby impacting people’s purchasing power. Many people are buying on credit or selling their assets to be able to buy things (food and otherwise). 

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