More than 40 percent of the population has inadequate food consumption. Needs remain significantly high but the most affected are the 1.4 million IDPs.
The worst food security indicators are observed in a cluster of highly conflict-affected governorates in the north-west and centre-south of the country. Food consumption has sharply deteriorated in the conflict-affected governorates of Al Mahwit, Ibb and Dhamar when compared to August.
Respondents mentioned that high prices and limited availability of food, low levels of assistance and increasing unemployment are the main barriers to food access.
September data suggests that IDP food consumption has significantly deteriorated. By contrast, coping and food consumption indicators have showed relative improvement in Lahj and Shabwah compared with August, but still at a pressing food security level requiring immediate humanitarian assistance.