Providing Food Relief to Yemen

10 March, 2020 Yemen, Emergency Response, Food Security & Nutrition
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Over 24 million people in Yemen, two-thirds of the population, are in risk of serious health conditions or even death due to severe food insecurity.

Ongoing hostilities remain the main driver of a food security situation which is constantly deteriorating. Those who are most vulnerable are IDPs who have been forced to flee the fighting as well as the communities hosting them. Specifically, the communities most at risk of starvation are in Hajjah, Al-Hodaidah, Saada, and Taiz governorates. There is an ongoing economic crisis that has seriously affected those out of conflict areas – resulting in high food prices, disrupted livelihoods, and high levels of unemployment. Currently, the cost of a minimum survival food basket is 150 percent higher than before the conflict.


The project will consist of the delivery of 2,000 food packages to IDP families in these camps. Each food package will last for one month.


The package consists of

Wheat Flour | 20kg
Rice | 10kg
Sugar | 5kg
Milk Powder | 3kg
Biscuits 500g Canned food | 5 cans (beans)
Oil | 1L

IBC and IDRF will cover the food and nutrition needs of 2,000 IDP families utilizing the food package items as listed above. The contents may change depending on price fluctuations and availability, but enough food will be provided to families for a two-month period. In total, 11,200 people will benefit from the program for up to two months. Each family will receive one food package and this will last them for this time period.


Cost of a Food Package for 1 month: $99 CAD


Related Causes

Lebanon’s socio-economic situation continues to deteriorate, with the cost of basic needs exponentially rising as a result of the deep economic and financial crisis, exacerbated by the impact of the pandemic.
Ongoing problems such as the cholera and polio outbreak, poor hygiene conditions and lack of necessary equipment have created a massive burden on existing Yemeni health institutions.

As we focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19, our global communities’ response must support and encompass the needs of all populations, including those forced to flee their homes around the world.

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