WFP Emergency Report No. 45 of 2005
This report includes:
(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (3) Pakistan (4) Russian Federation (Caucasus)
(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Rwanda (4) Somalia (5) Sudan (6) Tanzania (7) Uganda
(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Guinea (3) Liberia (4) Niger
(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Swaziland (7) Zambia (8) Zimbabwe
(F) Asia: (1) Indonesia (2) Korea (DPR) (3) Sri Lanka
(G) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Bolivia (2) Colombia (3) Cuba (4) Ecuador (5) El Salvador (6) Guatemala (7) Honduras (8) Nicaragua
(a) In Pakistan, up to 73,000 people have been confirmed dead and nearly 2.5 million people have lost their houses, the majority of them now living in tents and makeshift shelters. 2.2 million People - 84% of those affected - are in rural areas; 100,000 in semi-urban areas and 200,000 in urban areas. The number of reached beneficiaries is increasing on a daily basis. As of 3 November, WFP has dispatched 6,584 tons of food, reaching 774,643 beneficiaries.
(b) In Sudan, between 1 and 31 October, WFP dispatched a total of 66,706 tons by road from logistical hubs to the three Darfur states representing 122 percent of the month's dispatch target.
(c) A total of 2,392 tons of food from El Obeid, Port Sudan, Koboko and Lokichoggio was delivered into parts of South, East and Transitional Areas of Sudan.
(d) In Chad, efforts are underway to enhance WFP monitoring and evaluation activities. There has also been an overall improvement in the nutritional status of refugees in the camps.
(e) In Niger, a total of 52,000 tons have been delivered to date for all activities of the Emergency Operation, reaching over 2.9 million beneficiaries.
(f) Humanitarian aid agencies have suspended operations in northern Uganda following last week's attacks by suspected Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.
(g) Approximately 10 million people in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe require critical food assistance until the next agricultural harvest in April 2006. Southern Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive year of food shortages, exacerbated by overwhelming poverty and the world's highest rates of HIV/AIDS.
(h) In Central America, the situation has somewhat stabilized in El Salvador after the mud slides/inundations caused by hurricane Stan and the concurrent volcanic eruptions. Honduras and Guatemala have been spared a direct impact from hurricane Beta, while Nicaragua was directly impacted by the veering Beta much further south than expected, in the area between Laguna de Perlas and Bluefields.
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