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The USAID-FFP funded project Food Assistance for Abyan, Al-Dhale’e and Lahj (FAADL) was a $17,776,211 USD award to provide vulnerable communities with feeding through food voucher and e-voucher methods. The award also provided nutrition counselling and behavior change through training of community volunteers and health care workers.

The goal of the project was to reduce food security among conflict-affected households. The project continued to respond to this emerging and ever-escalating need for food security, targeting some of Yemen’s most impoverished governorates in the south. Households are targeted to receive food assistance and nutritional awareness messages for eight (8) cycles throughout the program life cycle with a complementary nutrition education and training, including nutrition counselling and behavior change messaging, child malnutrition screening and referrals.

Activities: 

  • Providing eight cycles of food assistance through fixed-value vouchers to vulnerable and conflict affected households;
  • Distribution of printed materials with 16 nutritional awareness messages throughout the eight distribution cycles;
  • Providing nutrition awareness sessions at food vouchers distribution sites, delivering two nutritional messages per distribution cycle;
  • Providing in-home nutrition consultations to mothers and women in childbearing age and participating household members on various health and nutrition messages;
  • Providing training to community health volunteers and healthcare staff on CMAM;
  • Screening, identification and referral of suspected malnourished children under five to the proper nutrition service providing centers.