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Yemen is currently one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. 17 million people in Yemen are food insecure and nearly a third of all families have gaps in their diets and rarely have access to pulses, vegetables, fruit, dairy or meat. The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world, with 2.2 million children under 5 suffering from acute malnutrition.
Over 2.4 million school-aged children in Yemen are out of school and 8.5 million primary school-aged children are in need of humanitarian assistance. A 2023 UNESCO report reveals 73 million marginalized children lack school feeding, while 1 in 3 schools lack water and sanitation.
Good health and nutrition are vital for learning, enhancing educational outcomes and promoting inclusion. School feeding programs benefit learners, homes, and communities, transforming education and rebuilding the system for better outcomes and equity.