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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Staple food and fuel prices generally stable in Al Hudaydah despite ongoing conflict

July 2018

July - September 2018

This is a map of projected food security outcomes in Yemen, for July to September 2018. Large areas of the country are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes, and acute food insecurity would be at least one IPC Phase worse in many areas in the abs

October 2018 - January 2019

This is a map of projected food security outcomes in Yemen, for October 2018 to January 2019. Large areas of the country are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes. Given uncertainty with regard to assistance funding after November, no humanitaria

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Not mapped
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Not mapped
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Not mapped
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Large populations in Yemen continue to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity. As worst affected households begin to exhaust their coping capacity, populations may begin to move into Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) even in the absence of additional disruptions. In a worst-case scenario, significant declines in commercial imports below requirement levels and conflict that cuts populations off from trade and humanitarian assistance for an extended period could drive food security outcomes in line with Famine (IPC Phase 5).

  • Al Hudaydah and Salif ports remain open as of July 25 according to UNVIM, although conflict continues near Al Hudaydah City. Field reports indicate the parties to conflict have constructed barriers along some key trade routes, including between Al Hudaydah and Sana’a City. However, at present, field reports indicate that trade continues along these routes. Should conflict increase and significantly disrupt trade along these routes for a prolonged period of time, the availability and price of key commodities on key markets would likely be significantly impacted.

  • According to preliminary data collected in mid-July, the price of wheat flour in Al Hudaydah City was similar to levels observed in May prior to the ongoing offensive, and in mid-June once the offensive began. The price of petrol and diesel have increased slightly, by approximately two to six percent. In Sana’a City, the price of wheat flour remained unchanged compared to May 2018, and diesel and petrol prices increased slightly by four to six percent compared to May.

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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