A brief overview of the food security and livelihood situation in Yemen:
Yemen is still the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The country has become increasingly unstable since the conflict escalated dramatically in mid-March 2015, severely disrupting the economy, including the agriculture sector, collapsing essential services, and exhausting coping mechanisms. More than 20 million Yemeni are food insecure, including nearly 10 million who are on the brink of famine and starvation. Two-thirds of the districts in the country are already pre-famine. Millions of Yemenis engaged in agriculture lack access to critical inputs and are now at higher risk, and less able to cope, than at any stage of the conflict. Yemen is largely dependent on imports from international markets to satisfy domestic consumption, in addition to wheat its main staple. This is heavily impacting local agricultural production and marketing. As a consequence, the supply and distribution of locally produced food to the market is poor, causing devastating effects on livelihoods and the nutrition situation.
YDN food security and livelihood program interventions:
In the food security and livelihood sector, YDN seeks to increase the community’s opportunity to access food and help in emergency support projects by distributing food to the most vulnerable families in IPC phase 3 and 4 through achieving and supporting the FSAC response objective to help millions of destitute Yemenis to overcome hunger by providing food and nutrition assistance, increasing household incomes and advocating for measures that bring economic stability.
YDN focuses its attention on the food security and livelihood program through its projects and interventions in the field of agriculture, food, livestock, and other productive projects as the number of beneficiaries of its projects exceed 2 million. YDN conducts activities from the first line response like food and cash distribution and distribution of agriculture and livestock input.
YDN also plans to implement a new strategy in the response process and move from first-line response to second-line response and support livelihoods activities to achieve sustainability and prepare for the recovery phase.
(17) Governorates: Aden, Taiz, Shabwah, Al-Mahra, Al-Jawf, Marib, Hadhramout, Sana’a, Al-Bayda, Ibb, Abyan, Socotra, Saada, Amran, Al Dhale’e, Lahj, and Al-Mehwait.
An active partner in:
- National & Sub FSL cluster.
- MFB (Minimum food basket working group) and livelihood technical working group.
Summary of the food security and livelihood interventions:
More than 3,000,000 the total of the food security and livelihood program interventions beneficiaries
|#||PROJECT||YEAR||NO. OF BENEFICIARIES||TARGETED GOVERNORATE|
|1||Distribution food baskets project||2020||10700||Aden, Taiz, Shabwa, Al-Mahra, Al-Jawf, IDPs in Sana'a and Marib|
|2||Distribution 3000 tons of dates project||2020||375000|
|3||Distribution of Food baskets project||2020||1,166|
|13 Yemeni governoate|
|4||Zakat Al-Fitr project||2020||195|
|Marib and IDPs|
|5||Fasting breakfast project||2020||3150||Marib and IDPs|
|6||Fasting breakfast project||2020||833|
|Marib and IDPs|
|7||Distribution 20,000 cartons of dates project||2020||20,000|
|Marib and IDPs|
|8||Distribution of food for persons affected by flood project||2020||620|
|Aden, Taiz, Marib and IDPs|
|9||Distribution of meat project||2020||198|
|10||Kuwait relief convoy project||2020||2,000|
|11||Distribution of Food baskets project||2020||6,707|
|12||Relief convoy project||2020||250|
|13||Distribution of Food baskets project||2020||1,940|
|14||Distribution of meat project||2020||1,304|
|15||IDPs relief project||2020||200|
|16||Integrated Nutrition, Health and Food Project||2018||78491||Taiz and Ibb|
|17||Integrated Emergency Nutrition, Health and food project||2018||3835||Taiz and Ibb|
|18||Provision of services for the distribution of emergency livelihood inputs to the most vulnerable household in Al-Jawf governorate||2018||11,640|
|19||Food Security Response for most vulnerable and affected households in Al Udayn district of Ibb governorate||2018||1,500|