Since the conflict began in mid-March 2015, the food security situation has rapidly deteriorated. The conflict has destroyed people’s livelihoods and ability to purchase food, making it difficult for many Yemenis to meet minimal food needs. In response to this humanitarian need, the SDF provides immediate life-saving emergency food assistance either as in kind/relief food or voucher transfers. Some vulnerable households – directly targeted in certain projects - have received food through involvement in conditional Cash for Work (CFW) and also helping indirect beneficiaries access secure food as a result of the gardening activity of CFW. As the foundation contributes to support the most vulnerable groups, refugees, IDPs and host communities with emergency assistance, the food insecurity levels continue their upward trend with approximately 17.8 million Yemenis (61 per cent of the population) struggling to feed themselves and not sure of where their next meal will come from. So, SDF believes that short-term assistance modalities need to be combined with longer term strategies as effectively achieved in the implementation of Enhanced Rural Resilience Programme in Yemen. Combining these efforts to restore and support resilient livelihoods is critical for sustainable development and food security. The SDF's focus will be also on integrating food security activities with the nutrition, WASH and health cluster activities.
To focus fully on the goals of sustainable
development and humanitarian response.