WFP / YEMEN DISPLACED

26-Jun-2019 00:02:30
On 20 June, WFP began a partial suspension of food assistance operations in areas of Yemen under the control of the Sana’a-based authorities. The decision was taken after negotiations stalled on an agreement to introduce controls to prevent the diversion of food away from some of the most vulnerable people in Yemen. WFP
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STORY: WFP / YEMEN DISPLACED
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SOURCE: WFP
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /ARABIC /NATS

DATELINE: 13 JUNE 2019, KHUDAISH CAMP, HAJJAH, ABS DISTRICT, YEMEN
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, Khudaish camp
2. Various shots, Amina with her children in tent
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Amina, displaced mother of seven:
"I fled 4 times in my life, every time I reach a place is like a grave, everywhere I reach it’s a grave for me and my children. I cry when I see my children hungry, I cry because I cannot afford food for them, from where I can get for them? they sleep…I cannot do anything…Sometimes I beat them to sleep"
4. Various shots, Amina and her sister cooking
5. Wide shot, Flaemig with displaced
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tobias Flaemig, WFP Yemen:
"Many people in Abs have been displaced not for the first time, but for two, three, four times... each time they get displaced they have to find the transport; hence their coping mechanisms, to actually find the transport, to make a living, gets reduced and thus makes WFP even more crucial to respond quickly, urgently, with an immediate response ration for five days and then to keep the people alive basically."

13 JUNE 2019, AL RAGHMA AL SUFLAH CAMP, HAJJAH, ABS DISTRICT, YEMEN

7. Wide shot, makeshift shelter
8. Wide shot, Mohammed in his hut with his two children
9. Close up, broken toy
10. Various shots, hut
11. Wide shot, Saeeda, Mohammed's wife prepares lunch
12. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Saeeda, displaced mother of two:
"If the humanitarian aids stopped, we’d be in miserable situation … it will be famine... the children will not find food and people will die...The humanitarian organizations cover all this..."
13. Various shots, Mohammed and his two children eating
STORYLINE
On 20 June, WFP began a partial suspension of food assistance operations in areas of Yemen under the control of the Sana’a-based authorities. The decision was taken after negotiations stalled on an agreement to introduce controls to prevent the diversion of food away from some of the most vulnerable people in Yemen.

The first stage of the suspension – effective in Sana’a city only – affects some 850,000 people.

Elsewhere in Yemen, WFP’s food assistance programmes are continuing as normal.

Amina and her seven children have been displaced for four years due to the fighting. The first time she fled, she was waiting to receive food when fighters entered into her village. She was forced to flee without any money finding transport in exchange for her belongings.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Amina, displaced mother of seven:
"I fled 4 times in my life, every time I reach a place is like a grave, everywhere I reach it’s a grave for me and my children. I cry when I see my children hungry, I cry because I cannot afford food for them, from where I can get for them? they sleep…I cannot do anything…Sometimes I beat them to sleep"

WFP has in recent months been providing food assistance to more than 10 million people, making the Yemen emergency response the agency’s largest anywhere in the world. The agency aims to feed 12 million of the most vulnerable and food-insecure people a month – effectively doubling the 2018 targets.

SOUNDBITE (English) Tobias Flaemig, WFP Yemen:
"Many people in Abs have been displaced not for the first time, but for two, three, four times... each time they get displaced they have to find the transport; hence their coping mechanisms, to actually find the transport, to make a living, gets reduced and thus makes WFP even more crucial to respond quickly, urgently, with an immediate response ration for five days and then to keep the people alive basically."

Mohammed and Saeeda had sold all of their belonging and fled to this camp to escape from the fighting. This is their second displacement; the first displacement was from Haradh district to Bani Hassan district.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Saeeda, displaced mother of two:
"If the humanitarian aids stopped, we’d be in miserable situation … it will be famine... the children will not find food and people will die...The humanitarian organizations cover all this..."

WFP will maintain nutrition programmes for malnourished children, pregnant and nursing mothers throughout the period of suspension.

In 2019, WFP plans to assist up to 3 million women and children with nutrition support with a strong focus on prevention. WFP is running a supplementary feeding programme for all children and pregnant or nursing women in 165 priority districts identified as being at risk of malnutrition.
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