Yemen

WFP Yemen Situation Report, 10 April 2015

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· Despite operational and security difficulties, WFP and its partners distributed food assistance last week to nearly 30,000 in Mazraq camps for internally displaced people and Kharaz camp for refugees.

· All UN international staff has been temporarily evacuated from Yemen. As of April, WFP Yemen operates with international staff in Amman and national staff in Yemen ensuring the continuity of all its activities in the country.

· WFP continues to hold consultations with its international and national partners to prepare emergency response to new displacements.

Situation Update

  • As the intense fighting in the south of the country and airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition continue, humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating with the number of the displaced population increasing and fuel and food shortages exacerbating every day.

  • The 2014 Comprehensive Food Security Survey identified 10.6 million food insecure people or 41 per cent of the population struggling to meet their basic food needs. Given the ongoing conflict, WFP estimates that this number is set to increase by 1.5 million people.

  • The conflict led to acute fuel shortages which in its turn affects food prices. The increase in food prices by 10-35 percent has been registered in several governorates affected by the violence.