Yemen

Yemen mVAM Bulletin #10: May 2016 - National food security indicators remain stable in April and May

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KEY MESSAGES:

  • The national food security indicators remained stable in May for the second consecutive month.
  • However, food security indicators are alarming for households displaced between April and May and for households led by women.
  • Households are worried about the unavailability of vegetables, and vegetable consumption has fallen.

MAY SITUATION OVERVIEW
Since March 2015, almost 2.8 million internally displaced people (IDPs) have fled their homes in Yemen as a result of conflict. The five governorates with the highest proportion of IDPs are Taizz (620,934 people), Hajjah (367,007), Amran (295,620), Sana’a (272,589) and Sa’ada (245,897) (Task Force on Population Movement 8th Report, April 2016). Nearly 82 percent of the population is currently in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.

METHODOLOGY - mVAM REMOTE DATA COLLECTION
In May 2016, mVAM conducted the tenth round of household food security monitoring using live telephone interviews throughout Yemen. The data was collected during the first two weeks of May.
Responses are likely to be biased towards younger, somewhat better off households who live in urban areas and have better access to electricity and phone-charging services. In March, a question on the number of active mobile phone users per household was added to the questionnaire to adjust for the fact that households with more phones are more likely to be selected; the findings presented in this report are weighted by the number of SIM cards held by households and the population estimates for IDPs and non-IDPs. Details on methodology and aggregate data tables are available online.