The Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) in Yemen was established in 2012, is co-led by WFP and FAO.
An estimated 14.4 million Yemenis are food insecure, including 7.6 million severely food insecure (FSAC projections). A further deterioration is expected particularly in governorates affected by active conflict due to scarcity of essential food commodities and fuel, lack of income and employment opportunities, and disruption of markets and trade activities. Moreover, insecurity, poor rains, high cost and sporadic availability of agricultural inputs (seed, fertilizer, farm tools, animal feed, machinery rents, fuel for irrigation pumps etc.) continue to negatively affect the overall performance of agricultural production. As a result 30% reduction in crop harvest is expected from the key cropping regions of central highlands, southern uplands and western coast plains. The fishery sector has also been heavily impacted with the livelihoods of over 500,000 people at risk due to the continued conflict, military surveillance, shortage and high prices of fuel and electricity translating to dwindling quantity and quality of fish and fish products supplied to the market.
In 2016, the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Partners have prioritized the most urgent needs of 8.8 million people with emergency food and livelihoods assistance and livelihoods restoration, in the governorates currently in IPC “emergency phase 4” and “crisis phase 3”.
- Capital - Sanaa
- Population - 25,000,000
- Time Zone - GMT +03:00
- Currency - Yemeni Rial (YER)
· For the period March - October 2015, the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster has assisted 11,275,515 people with various forms of emergency food and livelihood assistance in 20 governorates (with the exception of Socotra and Al Mahra);
· 8,130,708 beneficiaries in urgent food need have been reached with “one time” emergency food assistance (general food distribution and cash or voucher transfers); while an estimated 2.4 million beneficiaries are receiving regular monthly food supplies;
· A further 126,052 vulnerable Agro-pastoralists (farmers and IDPs residing in host communities) were supported with emergency livelihoods assistance comprising of distribution of Agricultural and livestock inputs (seeds, fertilizer, and farm tools, vaccinations, fodder etc.);
· 159,315 persons with compromised livelihoods due to the crisis have received longer term livelihoods support.
Country Cluster Performance Monitoring
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