20 August 2015
Market situation update for the 1st and 2nd week of August 2015. Key highlights include:
- The supply and availability of food commodities continued to improve across the majority of the governorates following the opening of Aden ports and roads connecting to surrounding governorates. However, despite minor improvements in the southern governorates, availability of fuel (diesel, petrol and cooking gas) remained to be scarce in most parts of the country.
- Prices of commodities continued to drop in most of the governorates as a result of improved availability and supply. National average price of wheat flour decreased by 16% from last month but still 15% higher than the pre-crisis level. National average price of fuel also reduced by over 35% during the reporting week compared to last month, but 120% higher than the pre-crisis period.
- During the reporting period, the national average cost of partial food basket was about 5% lower than last month but still over 25% more than the pre-crisis time. The overall food security situation during the first two weeks of August is believed to be slightly improved compared to July 2015.
- Nonetheless, the high level of food insecurity is likely to persist in the most affected governorates where conflicts and airstrikes has still continued.
18 August 2015
In July 2015, WFP started remote phone-based data collection and food security monitoring in Yemen through the mVAM (mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping) approach. Survey respondents are contacted through a call centre, and asked to respond to a short series of questions on household food consumption, coping and access to food assistance. Respondents are also given the opportunity to report on the food security situation in their communities.
18 August 2015
- Emergency food security conditions currently prevail in conflict affected governorates. According to mVAM data, roughly 20% of the population (5-6 million people) are severely food insecure, while another 20% (5-6 million people) are moderately food insecure. These findings broadly corroborate with the latest 2015 Integrated food security Phase Classification (IPC) figures.
- Food insecurity is most severe for the country’s 1.3 million internally displaced people.
- Scarcity of the imported foods, and livelihood disruption, are restricting the population's ability to access food. Acute water shortages are also having severe impacts on food security.
- The accumulation of risks — including continuing conflict, displacement, supply chain disruption and limited humanitarian access — indicates that food insecurity levels will likely increase in coming months.
9 July 2015
An El Nino event active since March 2015 will almost certainly last through 2015 and is likely to extend into early 2016.
The intensity of this event is increasing with a peak expected in the last quarter of 2015 and there is a significant chance that it may become one of the strongest events of the past 30 years.
The timing of the event means that it will influence all growing seasons of the northern hemisphere (broadly from May to October) as well as those of equatorial regions (Horn of Africa, Indonesia) of late 2015 and of southern Africa and South America from late 2015 to early 2016.
The possible impacts are wide ranging and generally negative in countries facing food insecurity.
6 July 2015
The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of humanitarian concern.
This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts to highlight changes in the progression of the agricultural season that may be of concern. This analysis is also presented in Power Point and report format.
30 June 2015
The Global Food Security Update provides an overview of the food security trends in 57 countries in six regions and offers an outlook for the 3-6 months following its release. It is based on food security monitoring reports, updates from WFP’s regional and country-based Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) units and a review of secondary information.
25 May 2015
The Food Security Analysis factsheet provides key information on the various aspects of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping work at WFP, the different assessment tools, specific initiatives and key facts for 2015.
28 April 2015
This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket.
31 December 2014
Yemen - Monthly Market Watch, 2014
31 December 2013
Yemen - Monthly Market Watch, 2013