Yemen

Yemen Food Security Update, January 2016 [EN/AR]

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The humanitarian crisis is worsening due to escalation of conflict and civil insecurity, poor crop harvest and disruptions of markets and trade activities.

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  • The humanitarian crisis is deepening and approximately 55.6 percent of the populations (14.4 million Yemenis) are food insecure including 7.6 million who are severely food insecure.

  • Ten Governorates are in Emergency phase of acute food insecurity (IPC1 Phase 4) –June 2015 IPC analysis results.

  • The 2015 rainfed and irrigated agriculture production have been affected by inadequate seasonal rains, poor access to farmlands, and high prices of agriculture inputs. The estimated aggregate cereal production in 2015 is 275,773 MT, which is 30 percent less than 2014 production.

  • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) estimates that around 3,024,827 MT of wheat grain is needed in 2016.

  • More than 2.5 million people affected due to the closure of safety net programmes and the freezing or suspensions of different donor-supported development programmes.

  • Local conflict and displacement have distressed livelihoods. The destruction of public and private infrastructure is causing the extensive loss of private business.

  • The supply of fuel and cooking gas show slight improvement in most target governorates. However, compared to the pre-crisis, the average monthly price of diesel and petrol has increased by 159 percent and 197 percent respectively.

  • Agriculture public services, including veterinary disease surveillance, vaccination, and plant protection have been eroded by the conflict, exposing livestock and agriculture productions to great risks.