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09 Aug 2016 description

Mature swarm arrives on Pakistan coast from Yemen

02 Aug 2016 description

General Situation during July 2016 Forecast until mid-September 2016

28 Jul 2016 description
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Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

Joint FAO-WFP news release

29 July 2016, Rome - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council.

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.