The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is drastically low on funding for its hunger relief mission in Yemen. WFP needs the support of the international community to help Yemen through a hunger crisis ravaging the entire country.
WFP is trying to provide food aid to people displaced by the conflict in Northern Yemen between the government and rebels. In addition, WFP needs funding for child feeding for infants and school children. This is especially critical with such high rates of malnutrition and poverty in Yemen. Lack of food also severely harms children’s chances of receiving an education and lifting themselves out of poverty.
Many WFP programs in Yemen have faced ration cuts or complete suspension because of low funding.