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Yemen continues to have one of the worst rates of food insecurity in the world, primarily due to the repercussions of conflict and diminishing economic conditions.
The survey also revealed an alarming concern that prognosticates a high rise in the number of people who would facethe acute food shortage at worrisome levels. The quantification of those facing food scarcity is expected to increase from 3.1 million to 3.9 million by the late 2023.
Yemen’s representative Peter Hawkins shares “A multisectoral approach to address all forms of malnutrition is essential and together with partners UNICEF is strengthening the provision of primary health care, including early detection and treatment of severe acute malnutrition”.
Richard Ragan the representative of WFP in Yemen emphasizedthe need for the immediate and ongoing support in order to prevent a famine and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Without the persistent andcrucial support, Yemen’s food security situation would remain fragile and might worsen, and the hardacquired accomplishments of the last 12 months would turn out to be futile.
“There are women, men and children behind these IPC statistics, whose lives straddle the fine line between hope and utter devastation. We are working directly with farmers on the ground to enable them to maintain their livelihoods.We make sure that smallholder farmers in Yemen will withstand any shocks which impact food security” states, Richard Ragan.