Saving Women and Children in Yemen Through Cash Transfers

Yemen’s high malnutrition rates have drawn global attention, highlighting the impact the


A group of Yemeni children playing in Al-Dhihla village, Anss District, Dhamar Governorate.

country’s five-and-half-year civil war has had on its population. About 20 million Yemenis—70% of the population—are facing hunger, a 13% increase from 2017.

Yemen is one of the most food insecure countries in the world. Long before the conflict began, child malnutrition was widespread. In 2013, 46.5% of children under five were stunted, or short and underweight for their age; 16.3% suffered from acute malnutrition.

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