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IPC ALERT - YEMEN: IMMEDIATE ACTIONS NEEDED TO FACE A WORSENING EMERGENCY SITUATION

Subtitle
MORE THAN HALF OF THE POPULATION IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE – AN INCREASE FROM THE LAST IPC ANALYSIS IN JUNE 2015
Description

Based on the IPC Yemen TWG Results:  

 

HOW MANY & WHEN: 

  • As of June 2016, 14.12 million people are estimated to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and require urgent humanitarian assistance. This corresponds to 51% of the population and represents an increase of 9.4% compared to the results of the last IPC Analysis conducted in June 2015.
  • Of particular concern are the 1,028,610 people (33% of the population) in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 832,667 people (27% of the population) in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in Taiz governorate.

 

WHERE:

  • Nine out of Yemen’s 22 governorates are now classified in ‘Emergency’ (IPC Phase 4) – Ad Dali, Laheg, Taiz, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah, Al Hodeidah, Al Bayda, Shabwah. Another ten governorates are in ‘Crisis’ (IPC Phase 3) – Aden, Amran, Dhamar, Sana’a, Amanat Al Asimah, Ibb, Marib, Raymah, Al Mahwit, Al Jawf.
  • Taiz governorate where the food insecurity situation is constantly deteriorating in three districts mainly due to the impact of the ongoing conflict, is of major concern. In Aden governorate, while the situation has relatively improved (from Phase 4 in June 2015 to Phase 3 in June 2016), it remains fragile.

 

WHO - The most affected populations are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), host communities and poor households many of whom have lost their livelihoods and are worst hit by the economic crisis, including conflict related market and trade disruptions. 

 

WHY - The main factors contributing to the widespread food insecurity and malnutrition are the escalated conflict and insecurity, which have resulted in dwindling employment opportunities and income combined with high inflation and exchange rate fluctuations, which have affected the purchasing power of poor households, thereby limiting their financial access to food. In addition to man-made events, the situation is also aggravated by natural disasters i.e. desert locust, cyclones and floods. 

 

ACTIONs NEEDED:

  • Expand ongoing interventions to protect and save lives and livelihoods of the most affected people.    
  • Close monitoring of the situation in Taiz governorate, which can quickly further deteriorate. 
  • Collect and make available district level data and information, especially nutrition and mortality data, to enable an update of the IPC analysis planned in September 2016.

 

The YEMEN IPC Process and Next Steps: 

  • Yemen IPC Country Analysis: The Yemen IPC National Technical Working Group (NTWG) composed of multiple agencies representing different government and non-government organizations, including UN agencies, resource partners and international non-governmental organizations, undertook the IPC analysis from the 25th to 30th of May, 2016.  
  • IPC Quality Assurance Process: The Yemen IPC TWG requested the IPC Global Support Unit (GSU) to carry out a real time IPC Quality Review as an added quality assurance step in the validation process of the Yemen IPC Acute Analysis.  The main findings were corroborated by this external IPC Quality Review team, which was led by the IPC Global Support Unit.  
  • Final IPC Results: The Yemen IPC TWG results were validated and officially endorsed by the Government of Yemen, and are available at this link.
  • The next round of IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis is planned for the end of September 2016. 

 

> DOWNLOAD THE FULL IPC YEMEN CURRENT ACUTE FOOD INSECURITY OVERVIEW BRIEF June - September 2016

 

> DOWNLOAD THE IPC ALERT, ISSUE N. 4

Country
Asia & Near East Yemen
Publication date
Jun 2016
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD