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.


There’s no military solution to Yemen’s SAFER oil tanker crisis

There are calls for the UN Security Council to authorise a military-backed response to the crisis over the SAFER oil tanker off the coast of Yemen. We argue that not only is this unrealistic, it would also have long-term consequences for how the international community addresses the environment, peace and security.

Twitter: #Yemen

In #UNSC briefing on #Yemen @UNReliefChief confirmed that the UN is still awaiting official confirmation from the Houthis that the assessment of the SAFER oil tanker can proceed, and warned that donor funds for the mission will soon run out.

This piece tracks how #Yemen was made food insecure well before the current conflict by efforts to force its agricultural sector into world markets. The same pressures accelerated its transition to unsustainable diesel-powered groundwater pumping

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The Road to Yemen’s Starvation

Yemen was thrown into a downward spiral of rural impoverishment by a combination of irresponsible, short-sighted gover...

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