WFP Planning to Feed Up to 14Million in Yemen as Fighting Intensifies in Critical Port of Hodeidah (For the Media)
Yemen is the largest hunger crisis in the world. Millions of people are living on the edge of famine and the situation is getting worse by the day.
WFP is providing massive levels of food assistance to those most in need and is putting plans in place to reach up to 14 million people a month (mostly with food but, where possible, via cash-based transfers).
The food security crisis is man-made. It is the result of conflict, economic collapse, rising prices, and problems of supply and distribution. Many food items are beyond the reach of most Yemenis.
Intense fighting in and around the port city of Hodeidah has caused major delays to the arrival of humanitarian and commercial cargo. As a result, the price of food in shops has shot up beyond the reach of many people.
WFP is grateful for the support of donors but, as the situation gets worse, it has become apparent that our funding needs are set to rise.