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“Our message to the world is clear: Look away now and the consequences will be no less than catastrophic,” says Chris Nikoi, WFP’s Regional Director for West Africa.
Hunger is cruel to everyone, but it’s not completely blind. Women – especially in times of war – are more at risk. Yemen is no exception to this rule, and as the nation’s conflict drags into its fifth year, women find themselves in increasingly difficult circumstances.
Through the program, each family member receives $22 per month, and studies show that the 1.7 million refugees mostly spend it on rent, utilities, food and other household needs.
The dangerous escalation in Northwest Syria is leaving one third of the Syrian people food insecure, 1 in 3 children out of school, and over half of all health facilities non-functional.
Families are arriving by the thousands at already over-crowded camps and they need everything — blankets, medicine, tents and, of course, food.
More than 689,000 people are on the move in northwest Syria as fighting forces families further north. The journey is dangerous, and WFP is working hard to support people who are displaced.
Airstrikes and armed clashes in northwest Syria have displaced over 800,000 people since December 2019 – 80% of whom are women and children. Many families were forced to flee on foot in the middle of winter, with temperatures at night reaching 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Experts forecast that close to 4.8 million people in the Central Sahel will be at risk of food insecurity during the lean season (June-August 2020) if no appropriate actions are taken urgently.
“On May 8, 2018, I gave birth to my last-born child, and the next day, on May 9, my husband was killed," says Deborah. Her and her children have seen more than their share of hardship, including hunger.
A new report hammers home the need for billions of dollars in investment to keep hunger from deepening its tentacles further into vulnerable locations across the world.