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Yemen: Poorest Households Receive Cash To Help With Food Costs

A young Yemeni woman shows her WFP cash transfer card at the Hajjah Post Office. Copyright: WFP/ Ali Al-Homeidy

In late 2011, WFP in Yemen began giving cash to the poorest families in the Hajjah and Ibb governorates so that they could afford to buy food. The programme benefits 10,000 vulnerable households, comprising around 70,000 people in total. WFP food monitor Ali Al-Homeidy visited the governorate of Hajjah where he met with family heads collecting their vouchers from their local post office.