Pipeline shortfalls mean that WFP will need to reduce individual entitlements for the months of January-March to 75 percent of the full entitlement.
WFP is scaling up its push to reach Taiz. A second convoy of WFP trucks in two months, carrying food for 3,000 families (18,000 people), reached Taiz city on 13 February.
In January, WFP reached 2,587,000 beneficiaries in 17 governorates, including in all ten IPC Level 4 “emergency” governorates. In February so far, WFP has reached 530,500 people in 12 governorates, with distributions ongoing.
The security situation throughout Yemen remains precarious, particularly in Aden, Taiz and areas surrounding Sana’a. In Aden, clashes are ongoing between coalition-supported pro-Government forces and militants of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), while pro-Government forces have taken control of areas south of Sana’a and are reportedly within 30-40 kilometres of the city’s outskirts.
Taiz continues to be one of the worst affected governorates in Yemen. On 15 February, WFP warned that the severe food insecurity situation in Taiz was approaching famine levels. A convoy of WFP trucks carrying food for 3,000 families, accompanied by a mission led by the WFP Representative in Yemen, arrived in Taiz city on 13 February.