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Food Security Outlook
February - September 2024
Despite seasonal improvement with Ramadan, food consumption gaps to widen
  • After nine years of war, millions of poor households have exhausted their ability to employ even severe livelihood coping strategies (such as sending children to join armed groups or engaging in risky work) as they seek to meet their basic needs. Despite some temporary relief in March and April associated with social support (zakat) during the holy month of Ramadan, millions will likely continue to face food consumption gaps in the face of highly limited income-earning opportunities, above-average food prices, and, in areas controlled by the Sana’a-based authorities (SBA), the ongoing pause in humanitarian food assistance. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Crisis! (IPC Phase 3!) outcomes are expected to remain widespread across the country, with Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes expected to emerge in several governorates where more than half the population received assistance prior to the pause in December 2023.
  • In SBA-controlled areas, the pause in WFP-provided humanitarian food assistance under the General Food Assistance (GFA) program has increased dependence on markets for households across wealth groups that were previously GFA beneficiaries. Evidence from key informants indicates that even comparatively better-off households have reduced non-essential expenditures, in turn reducing opportunities for poor households to earn income including through daily wage labor or petty trade. On top of this, the insecurity in the Red Sea has disrupted fishing livelihoods, causing income losses for both fishers and poor households who were previously engaged in income-earning opportunities along the supply and marketing chains. As such, in SBA areas, improvements in the business operating environment and availability of income-earning opportunities that previously occurred due to declining levels of conflict have been at least partially eroded since late 2023.
  • In areas controlled by the internationally recognized government (IRG), shortages of revenue and foreign currency persist. On February 8, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provided 250 million USD of financial support to the Aden-based Central Bank of Yemen (CBY-Aden). However, needs far exceed the value of the deposit amid the ongoing halt in oil exports, and the local currency continued to depreciate in February. Throughout the projection period, the CBY-Aden is expected to conduct foreign currency auctions only on an intermittent basis, and further depreciation of the currency is expected to drive rising prices of food and non-food commodities. Civil servants will likely continue to experience exacerbated delays in receiving their salaries, and limited purchasing capacity among even middle-income and better-off households will continue to limit opportunities for poorer households to earn income.
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