An international network has predicted that the rate of food insecurity will rise in Yemen by the first months of next year.
The Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET), in a November 2023 analysis of the expected emergency food aid needs in the countries covered by the network, said that the food security crisis in Yemen will worsen in the coming year, with an increase. of about one million people to the list. People in need of food assistance until May 2024.
She added that by May 2024, between (18-19) million people will need emergency food assistance in May 2024, compared to (17-18) million people this November.
Globally, the network indicated that Yemen will remain at the top of the list of 31 countries covered by the network, in terms of the average number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance until May 2024, with 19 million people, followed. of Ethiopia (17 million), Nigeria (14 million), and Sudan (11 million) and Democratic Republic of Congo (10 million).
She added that Yemen and South Sudan will record the highest percentage of those in need of food aid out of the total population, as 55% of the population in each of them will need aid by next May, followed by Somalia, Sudan and Afghanistan with 25%, then Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti with 15% of the total. Population.
She pointed out that (deterioration of economic conditions, decrease in income opportunities, rise in prices for basic food and non-nutrition needs, in addition to a decrease in humanitarian aid), are the factors that will lead to the continuation of food insecurity at the crisis level ( the third stage of the temporary classification) for millions of people throughout Yemen.