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Yemen Comprehensive Food Security Survey 2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Yemen Comprehensive Food Security Survey 2012
Yemen (YEM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2011 - 11/2011
Series or system 
Yemen Comprehensive Food Security Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to investigate food security in Yemen in order to obtain current national and subnational data, inform the country's development plan, and to provide a baseline to check outcomes.

The survey was carried out in urban and rural areas in 19 of the country's 21 governates, as well as six ecological zones. The governates of Sa'ada and Al Jawf were not included in this round due to security concerns.

The data were collected through in-person household interviews. Anthropometric measurements were collected from women and children under the age of 5 years. The main themes covered in the interviews were sociodemographic characteristics, food consumption, household expenditures, living conditions, access to services, and shocks.

The sample size for this survey was 7,750 households.