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Mona, who fled the frontlines three years ago, can give only bread and tea to her children, the youngest of whom is malnourished. Photo: Sami Jassar/Oxfam in Yemen.

Yemen's shattered food economy and its desperate toll on women

Food security in Yemen is critically dependent on imports and incomes. Both have been knowingly undermined by parties to the conflict over many months. For women, the impact of eating last and least is crippling, and coping mechanisms are becoming increasingly desperate.
Nidhal, from Musahak village in Salah al-Din governorate, was forced to leave her home in October 2015 to escape life under ISIS. Photo: Charlotte Sawyer/Oxfam

‘I am determined to realize my dream’

This research report explores the decision making processes of displaced people and returnees in Salah al-Din governorate, Iraq. It finds that against a backdrop of strong family and community support, displaced people and returnees – including women – have surprising levels of agency and self-direction.

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