WFP Emergency Report No. 20 of 2005

from World Food Programme
Published on 13 May 2005
This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:

Sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

A - Highlights

B - Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: Afghanistan, Albania, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

C- East & Central Africa: Burundi, Congo, Congo, DR, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

D - West Africa: West Africa Coastal Region, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone,Togo

E - Southern Africa: Regional, Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

F - Asia: Bangladesh, Korea (DPR), Myanmar

G - Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia. Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua


- Protests in Afghanistan caused damage to UN and NGO property and prompted restrictions on the movement of UN staff, affecting humanitarian operations in some areas.

- WFP is providing emergency food assistance to flood affected people in Afghanistan's Jawzjan and Badghis provinces.

- Two drivers of WFP-contracted trucks were killed by gunmen, in two separate incidents in Sudan's South Darfur region.

- WFP began airlifting food from Libya to Sudan, to put in place as much food aid as possible before the onset of the rainy season in Darfur.

- This week's UN Flash Appeal for Benin included USD 1.6 million to assist 20,000 refugees and 10,000 host population with WFP food assistance.

- In view of increased malnutrition in El Salvador's Morazan department, WFP carried out emergency food distributions to affected families.

- In Djibouti, a rapid needs assessment mission of WFP, FEWS-Net and the government, reported that the number of drought-affected people in need of immediate food assistance increased to 47,500.

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