More than 40 percent of Yemen’s population is food insecure — that’s 10.5 million people who simply don’t have enough of the food they need to live a healthy life.
Large-scale displacement, political instability, endemic poverty — almost 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1 USD per day — and high unemployment are just a few of the factors that add up to make it one of the hungriest countries in the world.
We implement emergency food programs when conditions are the most dire. Vouchers help families buy food, and the business supports local markets, ensuring a sustainable distribution of food even after a crisis.
Once their immediate needs are addressed, we work with vulnerable communities to make them more resilient to chronic food insecurity. In Yemen, we're helping communities fight hunger and malnutrition by providing nutrition education, developing infrastructure that creates jobs and improves access to food and water, and training community leaders on how to recognize and cope with future food crises.
Scroll through the photos above to see how this work helped Ayesha and her family overcome their struggle with hunger.