The World Bank provides $127 million to support vulnerable families in Yemen

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Aden, NewsYemen:

he World Bank has provided a financial grant of $127 million to support the Food Security and Livelihoods Project in Yemen, which is implemented through UN agencies.

A joint statement by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Program and the World Food Program said that the World Bank has provided a financial grant in a joint project costing 127 million US dollars, which will provide opportunities to build sustainable food security for rural families in Yemen.

The statement stated that the grant will focus on providing urgent support to vulnerable families through cash-for-work opportunities and nutritional support for mothers and children.

The grant will also provide focused livelihood support with the aim of enhancing agricultural production in the short term, while enhancing the contributions of the agricultural sector to improving food security and economic activity in the long term.

The statement added, "In light of the continuing rise in humanitarian needs in Yemen, the country is suffering from the effects of the conflict that has been going on for more than six years and the exacerbation of economic turmoil due to the Corona pandemic, seasonal floods and the spread of desert locusts."

It explained that currently, approximately 16.2 million Yemenis suffer from acute food insecurity crisis (stage 3 and higher) according to the analysis of the Integrated Food Security Classification, while nearly 47,000 people of these suffer from catastrophic levels (stage 5) of food insecurity.  in famine-like conditions.