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Price Monitoring and Analysis Country Brief, September 2011-February 2012

Key messages

  • High food prices and political instability have pushed additional poor households into a condition of extreme food insecurity.

  • Widespread lack of access to food is reported. Food distributions by international agencies are constrained by conflict and high levels of insecurity.

  • According to UNHCR some 320,000 people are internally displaced while some 212,000 are Somali refugees fleeing the country as conflict continues.

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Price Monitoring and Analysis Country Brief: Yemen, January-April 2011

Key Messages

Food security and livelihoods are threatened by high food prices and persistent conflict and civil unrest which also limit access to food assistance.

Despite the good harvests of the 2010 season, different agencies are extremely concerned about the hunger situation which is reported as alarming or very high.

Insecurity and violence have increased in the last few months as protests in major cities are taking place against the governments.

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Yemen: A Less Painful Approach To Planning For Emergencies

Published on 17 November 2010

WFP's Yemen office was an ideal candidate to pilot the organisation's new emergency planning package. Facing conflict, insecurity, refugees, drought, serious food insecurity , the Yemen operation is a microcosm of all the challenges WFP faces.

ROME -- Yemen Country Director Giancarlo Cirri was less than thrilled about having his team be the guinea pigs for a new package designed to enhance planning for emergencies, fearing that it would produce a document that would be forgotten about when an emergency actually happened.

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Yemen: Revised Plan 2011(MAAYE00111p)

Executive summary

Yemen is one of the oldest centres of civilization in the world, influencing near and far. With an area of 530,000 km2 and a population of about 23 million, the Republic of Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East. The Human Development Index in 2009 ranked it 140 out of 182 countries (; adult literacy rate in 2008 was 59 percent; 50 percent of the population is under 15 years of age, and the country has one of the highest birth

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Yemen: Heavy Rains And Earthquakes Displace People In Ibb

Yemen Times
Ali Saeed


IBB, Oct. 11 - Mohammad Nu'man, 27, in Al-Makhadr district, Ibb, and his family were forced to leave their house due to repeated earthquakes and torrential rains, Mohammad told the Yemen Times.

Repeated earthquakes that started in mid-September and continued for 20 days have displaced around 50 families, the tribal leader Sheikh Salah Noman Al-Wesabi, in Al-Tilal village of Al-Makhadr district told the Yemen Times on the telephone. An average of seven to ten earthquakes per day shook the area during the 20 days, according to the local source.

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Yemen Humanitarian Update Issue 10, 4 Sep 2010

This report covers the period between 14 July and 31 August. The next report will be issued on or around 1 October.

Key Points

There have been peace talks in Doha, Qatar, between government representatives and the Al-Houthi on the 26th August, which ended in an agreement of a timetable for implementing 22 truce points to end the fighting.

Yemeni riyal seems to have recovered from its fall against the US dollar.

Severe rains have caused a major disturbance in Hodeida governorate with two districts severely affected. It is estimated that over 700 families have lost their homes.

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Yemen Appeal No. MAAYE001 Mid-Year Report

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The overall outcomes contribute to the achievement of the strategic and operational objectives of the Yemen Red Crescent Society in line with its strategy for 2007-2011. Programme summary: The focus in disaster management includes a progress review and recommendation to reorganize the capacities and structures, mobilization and response actions mitigating the effects of localized disasters, consolidation of branch level preparedness including logistics capacities,

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Yemen: population displaced by fighting now facing severe weather

In northern Yemen, thousands will spend Ramadan away from home, some for the second time or more. Harsh weather is adding to the everyday difficulties faced by internally displaced people (IDPs) and residents affected by the last round of fighting that ended in February 2010.

Towards mid-July, intense clashes were reported in the volatile area of Harf Sufyan, in northern Amran governorate. Since then, sporadic clashes have continued, adding to an already difficult humanitarian situation.

"Many people are destitute, having

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YEMEN: Failing to harvest the rain

SANAA, 10 August 2010 (IRIN) - Despite record rainfall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and other areas this summer, very little is being done to harvest this water to mitigate water shortages, experts say.

In May at least seven people were killed in what officials described as the worst flooding to hit Sanaa in a decade. [] Flooding has brought large parts of the city to a standstill on a number of occasions.

Attempts by the government to harvest


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Yemen: UN and INGO Field Offices - 31 July 2010

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Heavy rains, floods kill 24 in Yemen and Saudi

* At least 24 dead in heavy rains and flash floods

* 5 days of rain leave villagers stranded, homes submerged

SANAA, July 16 (Reuters) - Fierce rains and floods have killed 24 people in northwest Yemen and southwest Saudi Arabia and cut off several villages, local media and government officials said on Friday.

Heavy downpours in Yemen's Wasab Safil district forced a dam to burst, the Interior Ministry said, citing witnesses, killing nine people.

Scattered floods throughout Yemen's northwest region brought rocks tumbling down from hillltops onto buildings. Several

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Yemen: RCA dispatches relief aid to those affected by flood in Sana'a

Sana'a - The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) in Sana'a in cooperation with the Yemeni Red Crescent distributed humanitarian aids to 370 families who were affected by the heavy rains and floods that swept various districts in Sana'a. The beneficiaries expressed their appreciation to the UAE and the RCA for their generous and continuous support to the Yemeni people.  Emirates News Agency, WAM