Massive Shipment of Food Arrives at Yemeni Port of Hodeidah but WFP Warns More Needed to Avert Famine (For the Media)
After more than two years of conflict and destruction, Yemen is on the brink of famine with over 17 million people – two-thirds of the country’s population – not knowing where their next meal is coming from. WFP is scaling up its emergency operations to provide food assistance for those most urgently in need of support in one of the world’s worst hunger crises. In July, WFP aims to provide food assistance to 6.8 million severely hungry people. Of these, 3.3 million people living in areas most at risk of slipping into famine will receive full food rations. The rest will receive 60 percent rations due to shortages of funding.