Yemen: Much-needed aid finally reaches city of Taiz

  • 13 truckload of aid, including food and other essentials, reached Taiz on 8 March 2017.
    ICRC / Fareed Al-Homaid
  • Two aid distributions points were set up in schools - one in Habash Mountain and the second in Bani Ghazi village in Ash Shamaytayin, Yemen.
    ICRC / Fareed Al-Homaid
  • Over 1,000 households benefited from the distribution, many of whom are displaced from Al Mokha and Habashi Mountain, Yemen.
    ICRC / Fareed Al-Homaid
  • Each food parcel per household included 25kgs of rice, 25kgs of lentils, 5L of cooking oil, and additional package of sugar, salt, tea and tomato paste.
    ICRC / Fareed Al-Homaid
  • A beneficiary collects food and essential households items at one of our distribution points in Taiz, Yemen.
    ICRC / Fareed Al-Homaid
22 March 2017

An intense battle for control of Taiz has placed both the city and its people in a state of siege, leaving communities completely cut off from supplies. Water levels are critically low, while food prices are soaring.

Last week, our team were able to enter Taiz, bringing desperately-needed food, hygiene items and blankets for over 7,000 people. This was the first delivery of aid since September 2016.