WFP Yemen Country Brief, June 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • In June 2016, WFP exceeded the monthly targets for both food assistance and Commodity Vouchers distributions through Traders’ Network (CV-TN) programmes. WFP reached 3.6 million people with food assistance (of which 49 percent were women and girls) and 609,258 with commodity vouchers (50 percent women and girls). Due to resourcing constraints, WFP continues to distribute a reduced entitlement amounting to 75 percent of its full individual entitlement.

  • In June, WFP managed to reach Al Qahira area of Taizz city for the first time assisting 55,700 people with commodity vouchers at three distribution sites. This is a significant achievement as Al Qahira continues to be one of the most conflict-affected and hardest-to-reach districts in Yemen.

Operational Updates

  • According to the June 2016 IPC analysis, nine governorates remain under “Emergency” (Phase 4) (al Dhale’e, Lahj, Taizz, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah,
    Hudaydah, Al Bayda and Shabwah). The number of governorates under Crisis (Phase 3) remains at ten, with Aden moving from Phase 4 to Phase 3.
    However, the total population living in Phase 3 and phase 4 governorates increased by almost ten percent compared to June 2015.

  • In June, WFP surpassed its food assistance target of 3 million people, reaching 3.6 million people in 19 governorates, although with a reduced 75 percent individual entitlement due to resourcing constraints.
    WFP exceeded its target in June partly due to the distribution of carried-over stock from May, which was in turn caused by the late of arrival of food commodities at Aden port.

  • In June, WFP surpassed its Commodity Vouchers through Traders’ Network (CV-TN) target of 561,010 people, assisting 609,258 people in Sana’a, Aden and Taizz. WFP managed to reach the Al Qahira area of Taizz city through CV-TN for the first time reaching 55,700 people.

  • In the second quarter of 2016 (April-June), 20,203 people were admitted into WFP’s three nutrition treatment programmes, of which 61 percent were reported recovered. In the same quarter, 18,121 people were phased out from the programme.