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Relief food assistance to refugees in Yemen


Titre : Relief food assistance to refugees in Yemen

Pays : Yemen

Durée : January 2013 – December 2014

The Republic of Yemen faces a continuing humanitarian crisis following internal conflict and political instability, a breakdown of social services, the impact of high food and fuel prices, and rising poverty. Volatility in the Horn of Africa continues to add to Yemen’s complex humanitarian crisis, with 236,000 registered refugees currently in Yemen. Many refugees arrive with the expectation of passing through Yemen to the neighbouring oil-rich states. While the most vulnerable are accommodated in the isolated Kharaz refugee camp, many choose to settle in Yemen’s urban centres. Until recently, the majority of new refugees were fleeing instability in Somalia, arriving by boat along the coast of the Gulf of Aden. In 2011, over 103,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Yemen, with the majority from Ethiopia and Eritrea. This trend continued in 2012, with 107,500 additional refugees and migrants – the highest number of arrivals ever recorded by UNHCR.

This protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) aims to ensure that the basic food and nutritional needs of vulnerable refugees are met until such a time as they are resettled in a third country, or the conditions are appropriate for repatriation to their countries of origin.
The objectives of the PRRO are in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives 1 and 3,15 and contribute to Millennium Development Goals 1, 2 and 3.16 Specifically, the PRRO aims to :
1. save lives and maintain adequate dietary standards for refugee populations living in camps (WFP Strategic Objective 1) ; and
2. maintain enrolment and attendance in WFP-assisted primary schools in camp and urban settings, through the provision of school meals (Strategic Objective 3).

Coût Total (United States dollars)
WFP food costs : US$5,185,365
Total cost to WFP : US$8,020,198

Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP)

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