World Food Programme Yemen facts and figures - June 2017

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From April 2017 to 31 March 2018:

people in Yemen will be targeted to receive an integrated package of food and nutrition assistance

will receive General Food Assistance and
will receive critical nutrition support overlap

US$1.2 billion
cost of WFP Yemen Emergency Operation
US$946 million (81%)
Funding Shortfall

Yemen facts and figures

From April 2017 to March 2018:

WFP plans to assist 9.1 million people in Yemen through general food assistance, commodity vouchers through the traders network (CV-TN) and nutrition support. In addition, WFP will assist refugees and include a contingency plan in the case of a natural disaster or further displacement.

  • 6 million people will receive general food assistance (in-kind) and 800,000 will receive CV-TN.

  • WFP will provide 1.9 million children and pregnant and lactating women with nutrition support. Targeted supplementary feeding programmes (TSFP) will treat Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) children 6 to 59 months with a ready-to-use supplementary food, Plumpy’Sup, which provides 535 kcal per day for an average of 90 days. Acutely malnourished Pregnant and lactating women (PLW) will receive a monthly 6 kg take-home ration of fortified blended foods (FBFs), SuperCereal, for an average of 180 days in line with Yemen Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Guidelines. The admission targets acute malnourished women from the second trimester of pregnancy until breastfeeding in the first six months of birth.

  • Through blanket supplementary feeding programme (BSFP) activities, children 6 to 23 months will receive a monthly 1.5 kg entitlement of a lipid-based nutrient supplement, Plumpy’Doz, which provides a daily 281 kcal and essential micronutrients, including iron. PLW will receive a monthly 6 kg entitlement of SuperCereal starting from the second trimester through six months of breastfeeding to prevent malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.

  • 100,000 people displaced by conflict or natural shocks, such as floods, or on the move arriving in transit centres, camps and informal settlements, especially those families who experienced multiple episodes of displacement, will receive an entitlement for one month (or more, depending on vulnerability assessment) drawn from an established contingency stock. The assistance will consist of food to feed a family of six for one month providing more than 2,100 kcal per person per day.

  • 60,000 participants will participate in asset rehabilitation restoration of livelihoods and will receive in-kind assistance equivalent to the general food assistance during 20 days per month over 3 months, paying special attention to nutrition needs of this beneficiary group. In addition, there will be a component of asset creation.

17 million people (65 percent of the population) are food insecure, with 6.8 million people severely food insecure and in need of urgent life-saving emergency food support. This includes over 3.3 million children and women in Yemen who are acutely malnourished and require urgent treatment.

With approximately 4 in every 10 children under five years acutely malnourished and up to 67 percent chronically malnourished (stunted), Yemen has some of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world. With rates of chronic malnutrition this high, the physical and mental development of Yemeni children is severely at risk, a disadvantage from which they cannot recover if no actions are undertaken in the critical period from conception to the first two years of life Window of Opportunity.

Seven governorates (24 percent of the population) are in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency) - Lahej, Taiz, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah, Al Hodaidah, and Shabwah. Three governorates (36 percent of the population) are in IPC Phase 3! (IPC 3! would be IPC 4 if there was no assistance) - Al Jawf, Al-Dale’e, and Al Bayda - whilst a further ten governorates are in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) - Aden, Amran, Dhamar, Sana’a Governorate, Sana’a City, Ibb, Marib, Raymah, Al Mahwit and Hadramout.