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05 Jul 2016 description

Swarms continue to form in Yemen and damage crops

05 Jul 2016 description

General Situation during June 2016

The Desert Locust situation remained extremely serious in Yemen during June. New swarms formed in the interior, some of which moved into the highlands and may continue to the Red Sea coast while others could still move to the summer breeding areas along the Indo-Pakistan border. Crop damage was reported in Yemen. More swarms are expected to form during July and another generation of breeding could commence in August. Survey and control operations remain limited due to insecurity.

02 Jul 2016 description


14.1 million people food insecure (more than 50% of the population)

2.75 million people displaced since the escalation of conflict in March 2015

118 000 people reached by FAO since March 2015

USD 20.05 million still required by FAO within the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan 2016


21 Jun 2016 description

Situation expected to deteriorate if fighting continues – over half of the population living in crisis

Joint FAO-WFP news release

21 June 2016, Rome/Sana'a - Vast swathes of Yemen - 19 out of 22 governorates - are facing severe food insecurity according to a new joint assessment by the UN and partners, which warns that the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists.

18 Jun 2016 description

Swarms form in Yemen** and may threaten Indo-Pakistan**

As expected, numerous groups and swarms of Desert Locust adults started to form in several places in the interior of **Yemen** during the past week. Swarms are continuing to form, mainly in the summer breeding areas of Hadhramaut, Shabwah, Marib and Al Jawf governorates from breeding that occurred in April and May. Some of the swarms have attacked crops. New infestations of fifth instar hopper bands were recently discovered about 50 km southeast of Sana'a in Khawlan district.

15 Jun 2016 description
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Escalated conflict, restriction and disruption of commercial and humanitarian imports, population mass displacement, loss of livelihoods and income, scarcity and high price of fuel, disrupted market system and high price of food and essential commodities, suspension of Safety net and public work programme that used to serve 2.5 million people contributed to the widespread food insecurity and malnutrition.

06 Jun 2016 description

Food Security Snapshot

  • Limited progress made towards attenuating conflict and resolving political instability

  • Desert locust infestation worsens, insecurity and remoteness hampering survey and control efforts

  • Over 21 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (HNO 2016)

  • Economic prospects deteriorate further

The complex political dynamics and escalating conflict have resulted in a power vacuum, raising serious concerns about the political and economic stability of the country.

03 Jun 2016 description
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Swarms expected to form in Yemen may threaten Indo-Pakistan

The Desert Locust situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate as more hopper groups and bands formed in the interior as well as on the Aden coast during May. Insecurity and remoteness are hampering current survey and control efforts. Consequently, swarms will start to form in the coming days.

02 Jun 2016 description

Les premières prévisions de la FAO concernant la production mondiale de blé de 2016 font entrevoir une petite diminution, de moindres volumes étant attendus en Europe et aux États-Unis d’Amérique.

02 Jun 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs

Food insecurity spreads as El Niño casts its shadow over Pacific and Caribbean states

2 June 2016, Rome - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to a new FAO report.

12 May 2016 description

FAO Director-General says more support for agriculture needed from rich countries

12 May 2016, Rome - Conflicts are impeding the fight against hunger in the Near East region, where growing food insecurity is compounded by rising water scarcity and a challenging natural resource situation that is exacerbated by climate change, FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva said today.