When LWR staff learned through the Yemen Food Security and Agriculture Cluster that residents of the Al-Khora IDP camp had been without cash or food assistance for the past three months, they were quick to step up to fill in the gap, nimbly pivoting resources to meet the critical needs of these IDP families. Our Yemen staff immediately visited the camp, conducted a needs assessment and designed an urgent cash assistance program accordingly.
Thanks to their swift action in partnership with Horizon Foundation for Development, 75 households received vital assistance. Thirty-eight percent of the families supported included pregnant and lactating women, 20% included someone with disabilities or chronic diseases, and 24% were families with children under five. More rounds of cash assistance to these families are planned in the future.