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Famine Review of The IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition Analyses. Conclusions and Recommendations for Five Areas in Yemen (Abs, Haradh and Midi In Hajjah Governorate and Al Hali and Al Hawak in Al Hudaydah Governorate)

Maxwell, Daniel; Haan, Nicholas; Bilukha, Oleg; Hailey, Peter; Seal, Andrew; Lopez, Jose; (2022) Famine Review of The IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition Analyses. Conclusions and Recommendations for Five Areas in Yemen (Abs, Haradh and Midi In Hajjah Governorate and Al Hali and Al Hawak in Al Hudaydah Governorate). Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Green open access

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Abstract

The Famine Review Committee (FRC) was activated with a request to assess the plausibility of the IPC Yemen Technical Working Group (TWG) Acute Food Insecurity (AFI) and Acute Malnutrition (AMN) classifications in five areas (Abs, Haradh and Midi in Hajjah Governorate and Al Hali and Al Hawak in Al Hudaydah governorate). The FRC found that the classifications and population estimates, conducted with the information available at the time of the analysis, are broadly plausible for the current and projected classifications in Abs, Al Hali and Al Hawak. However, the FRC concluded that there is not a body of evidence supporting a famine classification. for Midi and Haradh. The FRC considers the extrapolation done from Abs data, for both AFI and AMN analyses, are not plausible; and recommends the IPC TWG does not classify these areas but reassess the presence of populations residing in these districts as well as their conditions. It is paramount to note that in the immediate aftermath of the FRC activation, the Ukraine crisis unfolded generating the need to review the scenario definition for the projected period. The risks associated with the crisis in Ukraine point to the need to re-assess the assumptions developed by the IPC analysis teams. Notably the prices and supply of wheat and fuel, as well as a change in the geopolitics surrounding the Yemen conflict and possible shifts in humanitarian programming in the coming months. The FRC has identified a number of risk factors that may be subject to rapid change during 2022. These factors and/or the potential degree of change relate to recent developments and could not have been foreseen at the time of the Yemen IPC analyses. Nevertheless, the FRC believes these factors may affect the TWG classifications over the time periods they cover. The FRC urges the closest possible monitoring not only of each of the risk factors individually, particularly their cumulative impact, during the current and projection periods. Without close monitoring and rapid response to any changes, it is feasible that the severity of the food security, nutrition, and health situation in Yemen could exceed the levels currently specified in the current and projection time periods.

Type: Report
Title: Famine Review of The IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition Analyses. Conclusions and Recommendations for Five Areas in Yemen (Abs, Haradh and Midi In Hajjah Governorate and Al Hali and Al Hawak in Al Hudaydah Governorate)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
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Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10145164
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