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4 December 2015

Yemen: One Step From Famine. WFP Urgently Needs Safe Access and Funds (For the Media)

WFP has been assisting some 1 million people on average every month since the conflict began in April 2015 , and in September reached over 2 million. WFP aims to assist 3 million people across Yemen in December. However, fighting, damage to infrastructure and insecurity are major impediments to humanitarian operations. Yemen has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition globally. An estimated 1 in 5 people is “severely food insecure” in urgent need of food assistance. WFP aims to provide monthly nutritional support to 340,000 pregnant women and nursing mothers and children under 5 to treat and prevent moderate acute malnutrition. WFP calls on the global community to recognize the urgency of the Yemeni crisis, and deliver on pledges quickly. 

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