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Expectations of high levels of food insecurity in Yemen until the end of 2023

The governorates of #Aden, #Lahj, #Marib, #Taiz and #Hadramout represent about 75 percent of the total population suffering from acute food insecurity in the areas under the control of the legitimate government in #YEMEN during the current and upcoming period.
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According to a recent report issued by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Bulletin, published in May 2023, covering the period from January to December of the current year, conflict, economic decline, and reduced access to basic services continue to lead to high levels of acute food insecurity and malnutrition in Yemen. Yemen's food shortage is one of the world's most serious humanitarian challenges.

Despite a recent minor improvement in food security, Yemen is anticipated to relapse into a situation of acute food shortage beginning in June in areas held by the legitimate government. The primary food security drivers are expected to worsen or remain severe until the end of 2023.

Yemen's food insecurity remains primarily driven by conflict, in addition to the economic collapse caused by the loss of oil revenues, limited humanitarian food assistance, and limited access to essential utilities.

While the conflict affects more areas of conflict, the economic downturn has a much broader impact. The economic crisis has resulted in the depreciation of the Yemeni riyal and an increase in prices.

During the current and approaching era, the governorates of Aden, Lahj, Marib, Taiz, and Hadramout comprise around 75 percent of the total population suffering from acute food insecurity in areas under the legitimate government's control.

Finding a long-term peace settlement is the most crucial step toward reducing Yemen's food insecurity. In addition to providing humanitarian assistance and strengthening its goals, effective financial and monetary policies, livelihood programs, and early warning systems must be implemented.


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