11 July 2015
Market situation update for the 2nd week of July 2015. Key highlights include:
- During the second week of July 2015, several southern governorates, particularly Aden, Laheg, Addaleh, Abyan and Taiz continued to hugely suffer from scarce availability of basic commodities due to poor supply which resulted from the sustained conflict. These governorates are among the top ten in the country which were classified as "Phase 4 - Emergency" by the Yemen IPC analysis results published in June 2015.
- Prices of most of the essential commodities have further increased in areas where fighting is still ongoing and intensified, largely in the southern governorates. For instance, prices of wheat flour during the second week of July 2015 rose by 112% in Aden and 97% in Ad Daleh compared to the pre-crisis period. National average fuel prices were also increased by about four folds from pre-crisis period, with Aden scoring the highest (around 800%).
- The national average cost of the partial food basket during the first two weeks of July was 25% higher than the pre-crisis period. The cost of living in the severely devastated southern governorates as well as Sa'ada and Hajja from the north are much worse due to diminished job opportunities and incomes coupled with high prices of scarce commodities. Consequently, the situation in the worst affected southern and northern governorates is rapidly deteriorating into a severe humanitarian crisis.
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
30 September 2013
The main purpose of the Updated FSMS (UFSMS) is to enhance the food security knowledge base to inform programme decision-making to combat the high level of food insecurity in Yemen. The specific objectives of the survey include: provide an updated percentage/number of food insecure population; identify the underlying causes of the current food insecurity and malnutrition; and make recommendations for relevant response options.
20 February 2013
This Food Security Monitoring System provides snapshot of food insecurity in Yemen by analysing data from over 1,900 households in 11 governorates and numerous secondary data.