people food insecure (EFSNA preliminary results February 2017)
people targeted by FAO in 2017
USD 48.4 million
appealed for by FAO under the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen
Yemen is facing the largest food security emergency in the world. Without immediate action, the situation is likely to worsen in 2017.
An estimated 17.1 million people are food insecure and struggling to feed themselves – an increase of 3 million in 7 months – according to preliminary results from the Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment (EFSNA). This includes 7.3 million people who are severely food insecure.
Yemen’s agriculture production has severely declined in 2016 compared to pre-conflict levels, which is devastating for 60 percent of Yemenis relying on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Almost 1.3 million households are in need of emergency agricultural support (EFSNA).
Current estimates indicate that existing supplies of wheat in the country will last until the end of March 2017. There is a serious risk of a disruption in wheat imports as companies struggle to obtain credit from banks. If private imports cease, quick mitigation measures by local authorities and international actors will be critical.
FAO urgently needs USD 48.4 million to fund its emergency livelihoods response in Yemen in 2017.