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Three years of ongoing conflict and economic decline have exhausted the population’s adaptation mechanisms, destroyed infrastructure and seriously disrupted the country’s economy. Humanitarian intervention in 2017 was restricted in terms of its access to resources, beneficiaries and in its operational capacity. Yemen is facing a severe security and food crisis, and an estimated 22.2 million people are in need of assistance. An estimated 17.8 million are in a situation of food insecurity and around 16 million are in need of support for water, sanitation and hygiene. In addition, 16.4 million people
lack access to health services, resulting in recurrent waves of cholera over the last 15 months. Finally, around 1.8 million children and 1.1 million pregnant and lactating women are severely malnourished, including 400,000 children under the age of five who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Despite difficult access, in 2017 we reached more than 300,000 beneficiaries. We are continuing our nutrition and health programmes, especially support for acute malnutrition in children under five and their mothers; food security and livelihoods programmes through the direct distribution of food or money and/or food coupons; and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes including promotion and distribution of kits, and rehabilitation of water points and latrines. Health worker training has also been delivered. Finally, nearly 30,000 suspected cases of cholera were treated by Action Against Hunger-supported hospitals in an area of conflict near the town of Hodeidah. We are also very active in the Yemen nutrition cluster and in 2017 led a SMART survey in Lahj Governorate.

Yemen

managed by

ACF FRANCE

launch date

2012

areas of intervention

Sana\'a, Hajjah, Abyan, Hoddeidah

648,980

beneficiaries

200,000

nutrition

176,000

food security & livelihoods

321

workers

12

expatriates

309

national staff

200,000

nutrition

176,000

food security & livelihoods

12

expatriates

309

national staff

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