These men are queueing up at the post office in Hajjah, in northwest Yemen. With the money they receive, they can go and buy food in the local market. Without the cash assistance this would be difficult as prices are very high at the moment.
The cash distributions being run by WFP fit alongside traditional food distributions at which families receive a basket of items including flour, wheat and pulses. WFP is scaling up its programmes to provide food assistance to 3.6 million people, working with partners, donors and the government.
In addition to the 5 million people who are already going hungry and require assistance, an additional five million people have an inadequate diet and are at risk of falling into severe hunger amid rising food and fuel prices and insecurity.
7 September 2014 WFP's Cash Transfer Programme Assists Food-Insecure Yemenis