Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries, is the scene of the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Even before Yemen's civil war started in 2015, half of its population lived below the poverty line, a figure that currently exceeds 60 percent. As many as 10 million people are suffering from malnutrition, and nearly a quarter of a million are in danger of starving.
Lutheran World Relief helps those displaced by war and other disasters to survive. With an eye on preventing further spread of the novel coronavirus, our work joins host communities and the displaced to meet urgent needs. This includes emergency assistance such as food distribution and cash transfer support. We reach the most marginalized populations in camps and other areas of significant need.
Our work is designed to reduce food insecurity for displaced people and host communities using a mix of direct food assistance and cash microgrants. Lutheran World Relief also works to improve access to safe water, and to promote good hygiene practices by distributing hygiene kits and conducting behavior change campaigns among affected populations.