Key Message Update

Prices of wheat and wheat flour declined in November

December 2014
2014-Q4-3-2-YE-en

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Not mapped
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Not mapped
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • The supply of essential food commodities has remained stable in most areas. However, conflicts in Al Bayda, Sa’ada, Hajjah, and Al Hudaydah Governorates have caused localized market disruptions. 

  • Second season harvests of sorghum and wheat in the Central Highlands were average to above-average due to the favorable rains. Estimated average national cereal production in 2014 has supported typical agricultural labor opportunities. 

  • Wholesale prices of wheat grain and wheat flour declined by 4 and 6 percent respectively during November 2014 as compared to the previous month, due to reduced international prices, local production and stabilized fuel prices. Average October wheat grain prices in Sana’a were five percent below the five-year average.

  • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity is expected to continue in many areas of the country through at least March 2015. Households that have been most affected by conflict and the deteriorating economic situation may have limited financial access to food and may face Emergency (IPC Phase 4).  

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