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WFP Yemen Situation Report #3, 22 April 2015

Situation Report
Originally published


- In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis, WFP is planning, from May to July, to provide emergency food assistance to 2.5 million conflict- affected people throughout the country.
- WFP and its local partners are facing major challenges distributing food assistance given the intensity of fighting and ongoing airstrikes. The lack of fuel in country is also hampering the ability of WFP and its partners’ to respond. Without urgent replenishment of fuel stocks, WFP will soon be unable to provide emergency food assistance.
- Across the country, an estimated 220,000 people are newly displaced (OCHA) and 12 million people food insecure, a 13 percent increase since the conflict escalated.
- WFP maintains operational capacity on the ground with 185 national staff across the country, while international staff are operating remotely from Amman.