FAO Yemen Situation Report - July 2017



17 million
people food insecure

7 million
people are at risk of famine

USD 31.7 million
funding gap for FAO’s 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan


  • 17 million people are food insecure while a staggering seven million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and are at risk of famine.

  • Acute food insecurity is expected to deteriorate further without an immediate scale up of emergency food and livelihood assistance programs.

  • Some 124 000 suspected cases of cholera and 923 deaths have been reported in 275 districts in 20 governorates from 27 April – 12 June, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health.

  • Domestic food prices are high, volatile and likely to further increase, exacerbated by conflict and dwindling economic situation in the country.

  • Water scarcity remains one of the main challenges in the agriculture sector. The unavailability of water for agricultural practices is the most limiting factor for food security.

  • Fishing in coastal areas of Hajjah, Taiz and southern Hodeida has stopped due to access, security issues and the blockage of land, air and marine ports for fish exports and other socio-economic challenges.

  • The poultry sector is on brink of disintegration. Given the high investment in this sector, its collapse will affect livelihoods of many in the country.

  • Prospect for the summer season production is precarious due to poor rains combined with the deterioration of access to farmlands and extension services as well as high prices of inputs.