Food Security

It’s Time to Strike a Blow for IDPs’ Basic Needs

Some households experience food insecurity at times during the year, meaning their access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. Yet Yemeni households are being adversely affected by the war for almost three years which ceased all basic needs to exist in in their lives. It is undeniable that access by all people at all times to enough food for a healthy life is one of several conditions necessary for a population to be healthy and well nourished.

RDP’s food and nutrition assistance programs are meant to increase food security by providing low-income and families headed by women access to food baskets. In other words, internally displaced people (IDPs) affected by the current conflict were the target of this project. To determine the priority among these IDPs, The households (HHS) were chosen to be the main feature of the beneficiaries.

On June 16th, 2016, RDP implemented the emergency food security project in coordination with TeleYemen Company in order to alleviate Internally displaced people (IDPs) sufferings in Amanat Alasma targeting 300 HHs (1,800 Individual) of IDPs within the second campaign to distribute 10,000 food assistance throughout the country.

RDP has collected beneficiaries’ data for more than 340 IDPs and submitted them to the Executive Unit of IDPS (EU.IDPS) for approval. On June 23rd, 2016, The E.U.IDPS provided RDP with a list of 300 beneficiaries as a main list and 50 beneficiaries as reserve list to be replaced in case the main list beneficiaries could not reached for any reason.

On June 29th, 2016, RDP received the purchased food materials in the food distribution point (22 May School). The materials were examined according to specification agreed upon. The planned target was 300 (1,800 Individual) HHs in Amanat Alasma. RDP was able to distribute 363 food baskets representing 121 % mainly due to high procurement efficiency and due to the determination of field team that continued implementing its activities in spite of all security risks and obstacles.

“Words are no place to be found to depict how much efforts RDP had made for us,” as one of the IDPs said. Clearly, the influence RDP has done to these vulnerable people was extremely immense to the point where happiness and satisfaction can be recognized through their faces.