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Food assistance

54.4%
Yemenis

17 million of the population rely on food assistance

Humanitarian Assistance

80%
Yemenis

24.1 million of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance

Policy makers need timely, accurate and targeted information on economic trends and risks to support policies and measures that de-escalate the economic conflict, stabilize the currency, support economic recovery and avoid measures which exacerbate the already dire economic and humanitarian situation.

The decline of Yemen’s economy due to conflict has had a major impact on people’s well-being. Since the recent conflict in 2015, food prices have doubled and the cost of basic living, measured by the Survival Minimum Expenditure basket has increased fourfold. Food is available in markets, but fewer and fewer Yemenis are able to afford it. As a result, 24.1 million Yemenis, 80% of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance.

17 million Yemenis rely on food assistance and over a third of households report inadequate food consumption (HNO 2019, WFP VAM 08/2019, FEWSNET 10/20119).

Yemen is almost entirely reliant on imports, accounting for more than 90% of food items. As a result, any shocks to Yemen’s economy are passed on almost directly to consumers as higher prices. Given the already dire food security situation, Yemenis are not able to absorb further shocks. Economic competition between the north and south has impacted heavily on prices, particularly for fuel.

The key indicators
at a glance
Unofficial exchange rates sourced from YemenSul, Telegram.
Current exchange rate
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Old Notes - Sana'a
USD / YER
560
New Notes - Aden
USD / YER
1185
Food Basket Price
-
DFA (Sana'a)
USD / YER
-
IRG (Aden)
USD / YER
-
Number of
Monitoring Events
November 30, 2022
3187
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Imports and exports

Shows current and historic trends analyses of food and fuel imports into Yemen, aiding in the understanding of the overall food and fuel supply chain.

Currently this module is only accessible for select partners. We are working with data providers to make this module public. For more information please reach out to yahinfo@acaps.org

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FX rate and
commodity price

Provides data on economic trends and developments, focusing on exchange rates and commodity prices, to support political economy and humanitarian analyses concerning Yemen.
3

Interactive
monitoring timeline

Enables analysts to quickly understand the high-level political, societal, humanitarian, and economic context of the Yemen conflict.
4

IPC food emergency analysis

Identifies key trends in IPC food emergencies both geographically and temporally, providing support to food security-related humanitarian programming.