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Effects of conflict – including the high cost of production, inability to access land, and movement of households to safer areas – have caused agricultural productivity to decline by more than 50 per cent. This, in addition to the inflated cost of basic food commodities, make it very difficult for the vast majority of Yemeni households to feed their families. Tens of thousands of people are already in advanced stages of extreme food deprivation and approximately 238,000 people will face similar conditions if food assistance is disrupted for even a few days.

The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, ensuring that all people can access sufficient and nutritious food throughout the entire year. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural practices – supporting small-scale farmers and allowing equal access to land, technology and markets. It also requires international cooperation to ensure investment in infrastructure and technology to improve agricultural productivity.

Goals in action

  • Bashir: From bankruptcy to success

    Bashir Naji is one example of a previously vulnerable person who lost his living to the ongoing conflicts. The 30-year-old father heads a family of four – a wife and three young daughters – that depended mainly on his work as a clothing sidewalk vendor in the city of Aden.

  • Searching for a Place to Call Home

    Amna’s situation has improved dramatically since joining the cash-for-work project that is being implemented by the Social Fund for Development (SFD) in partnership with UNDP.

  • Red Sea Mills free of explosives for the first time in 8 months

    The presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW) throughout Yemen poses a major risk to civilians, with landmines and other ERW causing 233 civilian casualties in the last year alone.1 Beyond the immediate physical danger, ERW have obstructed humanitarian assistance – including the delivery of food – while 10 million Yemenis are close to starvation

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