Yemen Food Security Alert: July 21, 2011

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 21 Jul 2011 View Original

Civil unrest has led to displaced households and fuel shortages, threatening household food security

Since January 2011, the so‐called “Arab Spring” demonstrations in Yemen have led to increased civil unrest and clashes between the government and opposition groups. Consequently, there have been severe disruptions in households’ ability to access vital commodities,such as fuel, food, and water, which have led to livelihood protection and survival deficits and have limited labor opportunities. In addition, recent violence in urban areas has displaced more than 60,000 persons in Aden, Lahj and Abyan. As a result, there is a risk of a food security Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in governorates with IDPs or prolonged shortages in fuel and food (Figure 1). Food, water, and health and hygiene support are urgently needed, particularly in Abyan, Aden, Lahj, Hajja, Sa’ada, Amran, Hodaidah, Al‐Jawf, Rayma, and Ibb.