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Beneficiaries at Oxfam cash distribution

Distribution of Identity Cards by Oxfam staff in Al Hodeidah governorate, district of Alma-Aselah, Yemen in March 2012. The use of social safety net lists as the basis for targeting beneficiaries allowed Oxfam to include the very poor and vulnerable, especially the elderly and disabled, under the initiative.


Tens of thousands of people in Yemen are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition.


Oxfam is responding to rising hunger levels. In Hodeida, we have distributed cash transfers to 12,000 households (reaching approximately 100,000 people) who are suffering from hunger so they can access food and help reduce malnutrition levels.


In the south, Oxfam has been responding to the needs of 12,000 displaced people temporarily living in schools and camps in Aden. We are continuing to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene services to over 60,000 people living in camps and host communities in the north.


We are helping hundreds of families who have returned to their homes to rebuild their livelihoods, by providing people with goats and fodder. We are also equipping hundreds of people with basic entrepreneurial skills so they can begin new lives.


More on Oxfam's response to #HungerinYemen


Photo: Wolfgang Gressmann/Oxfam, March 2012

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Taken on May 23, 2012