The humanitarian impact of the conflict in Yemen has been exacerbated by scarce water resources, weak governance and poor infrastructure – all of which have been further degraded by the conflict. The conflict has had a huge impact on Yemen’s weak agricultural sector leading to severe food insecurity, and impacted projects aiming to protect its remaining biodiverse areas.


Yemen’s agriculture in distress

Our major satellite analysis of the state of agricultural land in Yemen finds that 257,000 hectares of its most important agricultural areas have exhibited signs of degradation during the current conflict. This is an area equivalent to the total cropland in Jordan or Lebanon.

How has Yemen’s conflict impacted agriculture in the Tihamah?

Agriculture in wadis Zabid and Rima in the Tihamah plain has been hard hit by Yemen’s conflict. Using open-source datasets, Eoghan Darbyshire takes a deep dive into the situation that has unfolded in this area, and analyses the complex relationship between the conflict and the deteriorating agricultural situation.


Was it oil leaking from the FSO SAFER off Yemen?

In September, oil leaked from the dilapidated FSO SAFER oil tanker moored off Yemen. Further material was seen in the water during October but this revised analysis of satellite imagery confirms that this material is the result of plankton blooms.

Twitter: #Yemen

Finally some positive news on the FSO SAFER after the Houthis "indicate their approval" for an assessment mission to identify necessary repairs. But given the history here we shouldn't assume things are OK until the team is onboard. #SalvageTheSAFER #Yemen

The FSO Safer, moored off Yemen’s coast, in a satellite image taken in June.

U.N. Gets OK to Aid Crippled Yemen Tanker After Months of Waiting

Officials have been waiting since July to inspect and repair the FSO Safer, a stricken tanker off the Yemen coast. Houthi rebels have finally given ap...

.@reliefweb #Ethiopia brief includes some local/regional environmental dimensions of #Tigray crisis:

1.Worsening food insecurity if fighting impedes the autumn harvest, already exacerbated by drought & locusts (a reverberating effect of #Yemen war) [1/8]

Issue Brief: Caught in the Crossfire: Averting Further Humanitarian Disaster in Ethiopia - Ethiopia

English Analysis on Ethiopia and 3 other countries about Food and Nutrition, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Insect Infestation and more; published on...

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