Yemen - Situation report 1 July 2016

Yemen - Situation report 1 July 2016
Jul 2016

Key messages

  • 19 out of 22 governorates are facing Emergency (Phase 4) and Crisis (Phase 3) levels of food insecurity.
  • At least 26 percent of the population is living under Emergency levels of food insecurity.
  • The humanitarian crisis will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is received to meet immediate food needs as well as protect, recover and build resilient livelihoods.
  • The volume of food required in Yemen is far greater than humanitarian actors can provide.
  • Urgent funding is needed to: help communities feed themselves through backyard farming and small poultry production; vaccinate livestock in time for winter; prevent families from missing the food production season (funding needed by August/September to ensure planting of cereals); and rehabilitate water harvesting infrastructure for local food production.
  • FAO has appealed for USD 25 million to assist 495 000 people