Sign up today to join our online community, receive email alerts, and make a difference!
Cancel

Yemen: Food assistance for IDPs

Al Mazraq 1

 Some 18,000 internally displaced people live in the Al Mazraq camp in Hajja Governorate of northwestern Yemen. They depend on food aid.

Al Mazraq 2

A quarter million civilians have been displaced by the conflict in northern Yemen. WFP has now reached 215,000 with food assistance.

Al Mazraq 3

The Al Mazraq camp is located in a harsh area of Northern Yemen plagued by dust storms.

Al Mazraq 4

 People in Al Mazraq have no other source of food other than international aid.

Al Mazraq 5

 Among the commodities distributed by WFP are ready to eat food such as High Energy Biscuits.

Al Mazraq 6

Of the 250,000 civilians displaced by the conflict in northern Yemen, about 50,000 are under the age of five.

Al Mazraq 8

 More than half of all children under age five are chronically malnourished - 2.6 million children (according to UNICEF State of the World’s Children). And more than 1 in 10 suffers from acute malnourishment.

Al Mazraq 7

WFP continues to face a serious funding shortfall in all of its Yemen programmes which are 75% under-resourced for the first six months of 2010.