- As of 15 June, WFP Yemen is only 26 percent funded for 2017 activities for June 2017. Based on current funding levels, if full entitlements are provided, as per the EMOP plan, WFP will have 70 percent of the commodities necessary for in-kind assistance for July and August and then will experience a full pipeline break for in-kind activities in September 2017 while voucher activities will have a complete pipeline break by the end of June 2017. Even with the existing targeting strategy, the pipeline for commodity vouchers will break in August 2017 and for in-kind and nutrition support in September 2017.
- Yemen remains on the grip of an unprecedented cholera outbreak, affecting over 151,400 people in 20 governorates, WFP, in partner with the Ministry of Public Health and Planning (MOPHP), will support a trial food assistance programme for 254 suspected cholera victims. WFP has also agreed with the MOPHP to supply Plumpy’Sup to patients in addition to one-week take home entitlement to support recovery from cholera.
- At a U.N. Security Council meeting on Yemen 30 May , the U.N. Special Envoy outlined his plan to avert a possible attack on Al Hudaydah port. At the same time, the U.N. system in Yemen has developed a contingency plan for the scenario of an attack on the port. Under the leadership of OCHA, cluster leads discussed this plan with authorities in Hodeidah.
- On the 08 June, a WFP food distribution point (FDP) was partially destroyed by an airstrike, which damaged 137 bags of wheat-flour, 3 bags of sugar, 3 bags of pulses and 4 vegetable oil cartons. WFP, with cooperating partners, is currently investigating the situation and will work with cooperating partners to ensure that FDPs are designated as non-target areas for all parties to the conflict.
- During the recent WFP Executive Board, WFP Representative Yemen was joined by UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Yemen, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, and Deputy Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Yemen, Dr. Nazar Basuhaib. Dr. Basuhaib delivered a speech at the Executive Board on the four global famines, highlighting the significant impact of food insecurity throughout Yemen.
- Further to the approval in May by the UNHAS Steering Committee on the addition of an aircraft for UNHAS operations, the addition of an aircraft was officially approved the 13 June, and will be based in Amman starting the 01 July. This will enable WFP to increase humanitarian flights to Yemen to four times per week. This will provide the humanitarian community increased access to Yemen and will enable more emergency cargo to enter into the country.