After five years of continuous war, 20 million people in Yemen are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.
Two-thirds of all Yemenis are hungry. Nearly half do not know when they will eat next. The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world. And now with COVID-19 looming, the virus is likely to spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences than almost anywhere else in the world.
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6 ways WFP is helping
🚨 Emergency food assistance
WFP is currently reaching over one-third of the population with emergency food assistance. Every day, hundreds of trucks are on the road transporting food to over 3,500 food distribution points across the country. A family of seven receives the following: 75kg flour, 10kg pulses, 8 liters oil, 2.5kg sugar, 500g salt.
🍏 School feeding
WFP supports school children across Yemen with daily nutritious snacks, encouraging school enrollment and regular attendance. School feeding improve children’s nutrition and health, while also increasing access to a potentially life-changing education.
🥣 Nutrition assistance
In a humanitarian crisis such as Yemen, WFP nutrition experts are there to help the most vulnerable people and prevent malnutrition. For children and women who already suffer from malnutrition, we provide treatment. We also offer long-term care to prevent babies and mothers from becoming malnourished in the first place. In Yemen, WFP provides nutritional support to 1.1 million mothers and children.
💰 Cash assistance
Food helps us survive, but families need so much more to thrive. Where possible, WFP distributes assistance in the form of monthly cash transfers to help families afford food, shelter, education and other essentials. Cash assistance gives families the independence to choose what food they want to buy. It also means that parents don’t have to choose between feeding their children or buying other essentials.
Giving people the tools they need to support themselves is essential. WFP supports communities to rebuild roads, water tanks, irrigation systems, schools and health centres. Members of the community get paid to work on the project and the whole village benefits from the finished product. It’s win win for everyone.
WFP is behind most of the logistics that underpin the entire humanitarian response in Yemen. WFP helps other UN agencies and NGOs like Oxfam, Save the Children and MSF get the supplies they need into Yemen. With a fleet of chartered planes and vessels we make sure life-saving support gets to the people who need it most.