Yemen Article

ACTED and Welthungerhilfe: Support For Families In Yemen

The scale and intensity of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen continue to increase. More than 22 million people need humanitarian assistance. Welthungerhilfe and its partner ACTED are providing critical support for families in Yemen.

Raymah, a small and remote agricultural governorate nestled between the Yemeni mountains, has not been spared from the terrible effects of the ongoing conflict, reducing the governorate’s population to destitution. As the conflict enters its fourth year, the scale and intensity of the humanitarian crisis continue to increase, leading to a further deterioration of the already dire context. According to the most recent humanitarian data, 22.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and half of them require immediate life-saving assistance.

The widespread insecurity, the lack of public services, the fuel shortage, the lack of water and the sharp rise of the market prices have exacerbated pre-existing vulnerabilities, leaving the majority of the population on the brink of starvation and at risk of illness and malnutrition. The families in Raymah were ravaged by conflict for years and now find themselves deprived of essential means of survival. ACTED, supported by Welthungerhilfe, decided to intervene in this isolated area of Yemen to assist the most vulnerable families through the provision of cash to support the purchase of food and basic commodities. The teams directly supported 1,188 households, reaching a total number of 8,316 individuals with three rounds of cash, sufficient to buy staple food and respond to basic needs.