Yemen: Dedication in the time of famine

In Yemen, an unprecedented food crisis has unfolded over the past two and a half years. It is hard enough to work in a country that is on the brink of famine, it’s hardest when this country is your own.

Ahmad at a food distribution point in Al-Rayyan village near the historic of Zabid, around 100 km south of Hodeidah City. Most villagers have lost their only source of income working in agriculture. Photo: WFP/Fares Khoailed
Ahmad speaks to Soa’ada, a mother of four who struggles to get by. WFP monthly food assistance is the main source of food in her house. Photo: WFP/Fares Khoailed
Ahmad with another WFP colleague visiting villagers who live in simple mud-brick houses. Most of them had little food in their houses towards the end of the month when their rations had run out. Photo: WFP/Fares Khoailed

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