The Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) in Yemen was established in 2012, is co-led by WFP and FAO, and co-chaired by NRC. Yemen is currently facing a dire and precarious food security and nutrition situation according to the latest March 2017 Integrated Food Security [Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. A total of 17 million Yemenis are food insecure, with 6.8 million people considered severely food insecure.
Overtime, the cluster has been adapting to the evolving situation in Yemen with five sub-clusters mirroring the operational hubs set up in Sana’a, Aden, Hodeida, Ibb and Sa’ada. In 2017 FSAC partners aim to assist 11.5 million food insecure people in governorates facing IPC Phase 4 (Emergency) and IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) conditions. This overall target includes two separate activities: immediate lifesaving emergency food assistance for 8 million individuals either as relief food or in the form of cash/voucher transfers, emergency livelihoods assistance and livelihoods restoration activities for 3.5 million people in the form of agricultural, livestock and fisheries inputs considering that the related productive activities are the main source of livelihood for over 54 percent of the population. Increasingly FSAC, Nutrition, WASH and Health Clusters are integrating responses considering the precarious and deteriorating food security and nutrition situation.