Wafaa's family struggles to provide the bare necessities for their brood of five children The majority of Yemenis do not have access to clean water. In a country where the humanitarian situation is extremely fragile due to lack of food and clean water, people are often not strong enough to fight diseases such as cholera.
“I called my daughter Domoaa. It means “tears” in Arabic. Because I cry every day for the pain and suffering we go through just to get food." Hossn is a 24 years old mother of three. They live in Sana’a, Yemen. “My ultimate goal in life has became just to be able to feed my children. Finding flour, wood and leaves to set the fire...”
"I am very happy now, there is enough space, my children can move freely, they can play around."
World Food Programme (WFP) drone team assesses the villages most affected by Cyclone Kenneth
3 month-old Jabar in a malnutrition ward, Yemen. In 2019, WFP aims to provide 12 million people with food and nutrition assistance with 100% rations across Yemen.
Angelina Chinhoca, age 74, (3rd from left) at home with some of her grandchildren, some orphans of both parents. She says that since Cyclone Idai, they sometimes spend a whole day without eating. WFP speeding up food distributions, being part of a multi sectoral support package which will be dropped at each location side (including Búzi, Guaraguara). Food and health are the priority.
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