Missiles and Food: Yemen’s man-made food security crisis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620388
Title:
Missiles and Food: Yemen’s man-made food security crisis
Author(s):
Alles, Larissa
Publication date:
20-Dec-2017
Publisher(s):
Oxfam
Document type:
Briefing note
Description:

The current high levels of food insecurity in Yemen and the threat of famine are the results of more than two-and-a-half years of war, and have added to the already high levels existing pre-war. The economic crisis and loss of livelihoods has left people without the means to purchase what is available in the market. The situation has been made dramatically worse by the closure of key entry points for commercial imports, which is also affecting the availability of fuel and clean water. This is a deadly combination, especially for the most vulnerable in society, including women and children.

This briefing calls for action by all actors in the conflict and by the international community to protect the civilian population from the effects of the war and to alleviate the food crisis. It calls for renewed momentum towards a peace deal which is inclusive of women, civil society, youth and minorities, and which begins with an immediate, nationwide ceasefire.

Pages:
16
DOI:
10.21201/2017.1299
ISBN:
978-1-78748-129-9
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620388
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/missiles-and-food-yemens-man-made-food-security-crisis-620388
Subject:
Conflict and disasters; Food and livelihoods
Keywords:
Conflict; Food security; Internally displaced persons; Famine
Country:
Yemen
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleMissiles and Food: Yemen’s man-made food security crisisen
dc.contributor.authorAlles, Larissaen
dc.date.issued2017-12-20-
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.typeBriefing noteen
dc.description<p>The current high levels of food insecurity in Yemen and the threat of famine are the results of more than two-and-a-half years of war, and have added to the already high levels existing pre-war. The economic crisis and loss of livelihoods has left people without the means to purchase what is available in the market. The situation has been made dramatically worse by the closure of key entry points for commercial imports, which is also affecting the availability of fuel and clean water. This is a deadly combination, especially for the most vulnerable in society, including women and children.</p> <p>This briefing calls for action by all actors in the conflict and by the international community to protect the civilian population from the effects of the war and to alleviate the food crisis. It calls for renewed momentum towards a peace deal which is inclusive of women, civil society, youth and minorities, and which begins with an immediate, nationwide ceasefire.</p>en
dc.format.extent16en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2017.1299-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-129-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620388-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/missiles-and-food-yemens-man-made-food-security-crisis-620388-
dc.subjectConflict and disastersen
dc.subjectFood and livelihoodsen
oxfam.subject.keywordConflicten
oxfam.subject.keywordFood securityen
oxfam.subject.keywordInternally displaced personsen
oxfam.subject.keywordFamineen
oxfam.subject.countryYemenen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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