13 percent of children under five in Yemen are suffering from acute malnutrition, and chronic malnutrition rates among children are as high as 47 percent nationwide. In its increased assistance efforts, WFP will target pregnant women, nursing mothers, malnourished children under five years, and schoolgirls, as well as those who are severely food insecure or displaced.
In Yemen, child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world. Close to half of Yemen’s children under five years – 2 million children - are stunted, while one million are acutely malnourished. WFP will provide specialized nutrition to both mothers and children as part of its increased operations in the country, planning to reach 675,000 women and children.