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Yemen Food Security Alert: August 7, 2020

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    Yemen Food Security Alert: August 7, 2020
    Source FEWS NET
    Posted 7 Aug 2020
    Originally published 7 Aug 2020

    COVID-19 exacerbates already deteriorating food security situation in world’s largest humanitarian crisis

    The impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbating an already worsening food security situation in Yemen, driven by the combination of conflict and deteriorating macroeconomic conditions, alongside reductions to humanitarian assistance in northern Houthi-controlled areas. Prior to the country’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 on April 10, authorities in both northern and southern areas of Yemen began implementing precautionary measures. These included border closures, increased screening and quarantine measures at ports, and some internal movement restrictions. While enforcement of local movement restrictions has been limited, the impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity at both the global and local levels have reduced household income through decreased remittance inflows and some reduced demand for labor. Across Yemen, an estimated 17 to 19 million people are expected to be in need of humanitarian food assistance in 2020...