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Food security in Al-Dalea

People in Yemen generally suffer from hunger and malnutrition, not least in al-Dalea governorate. Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs due to lack of financial resources and peoples’ fundamental understandings about food security.

The inhabitants of the governorate work hard to obtain what they need. Some secure food by daily or monthly wages, trade in qat or by agricultural subsistence.

Generally, the average citizen does not have a high enough wage to regularly obtain products like pasta and meat. What  makes the situation worse, food prices are on the rise.

For example, the price of the wheat has increased to YR 5000 riyals and 1 Kg of wheat is YR 50 riyals, as well as the ghee’s price is YR 5800 riyals, and the sugar’s price is YR 9500 riyals, 1Kg of sugar is (50) riyals.

On the other hand, what happened in Tunisia and Egypt has had significant influence on Yemeni people, in light of these circumstances.  Much of the dissent in al-Dalea can be traced to the fact that standards of living have plummeted, and earning a decent living is becoming increasingly difficult.

Still though, in this epicenter of the Southern Movement, many local sheikhs believe that a revolution against regime would lead the country to disaster: Yemen would be split into two parts of  the Houthis in the North and the Southern Movement in the South.  Fears that any viable state existing between these two vacuums are well-founded.

In the mean time, some other people are opposed to the idea of change through free and fair elections. They deem elections a fraud perpetrated by the authorities’ to extend its maintenance and power.

They also believe Islah party is a cause of the current problems, and it will help riot and chaos persist among the people. They also attributed the war of summer 1994 to the Islah party.

In the southern regions, members of JMP support the fundamental change of the current situation while the supporters of al-Hirak demand a new southern country, pointing out what is happening these days in doesn’t concern them.

Their sole concern is corruption, which they say mars both official parties.

Notably, the JMP held a rally here on Thursday. Clashes occurred between the two sides were carried out between the two sides, as Southern Movement militants sought to disrupt the course of opposition marches.

People in Yemen generally suffer from hunger and malnutrition, not least in al-Dalea governorate. Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs due to lack of financial resources and peoples’ fundamental understandings about food security.

The inhabitants of the governorate work hard to obtain what they need. Some secure food by daily or monthly wages, trade in qat or by agricultural subsistence.

Generally, the average citizen does not have a high enough wage to regularly obtain products like pasta and meat. What  makes the situation worse, food prices are on the rise.

For example, the price of the wheat has increased to YR 5000 riyals and 1 Kg of wheat is YR 50 riyals, as well as the ghee’s price is YR 5800 riyals, and the sugar’s price is YR 9500 riyals, 1Kg of sugar is (50) riyals.

On the other hand, what happened in Tunisia and Egypt has had significant influence on Yemeni people, in light of these circumstances.  Much of the dissent in al-Dalea can be traced to the fact that standards of living have plummeted, and earning a decent living is becoming increasingly difficult.

Still though, in this epicenter of the Southern Movement, many local sheikhs believe that a revolution against regime would lead the country to disaster: Yemen would be split into two parts of  the Houthis in the North and the Southern Movement in the South.

Fears that any viable state existing between these two vacuums are well-founded.

In the mean time, some other people are opposed to the idea of change through free and fair elections.

They deem elections a fraud perpetrated by the authorities’ to extend its maintenance and power.

They also believe Islah party is a cause of the current problems, and it will help riot and chaos persist among the people. They also attributed the war of summer 1994 to the Islah party.

In the southern regions, members of JMP support the fundamental change of the current situation while the supporters of al-Hirak demand a new southern country, pointing out what is happening these days in doesn’t concern them.

Their sole concern is corruption, which they say mars both official parties.

Notably, the JMP held a rally here on Thursday.

Clashes occurred between the two sides were carried out between the two sides, as Southern Movement militants sought to disrupt the course of opposition marches.