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WFP Emergency Report No. 32 of 2005


This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation
This report includes:

(A) Highlight

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Iran (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan (5) Russian Federation (Caucasus) (6) Tajikistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (3) Congo, DR (4) Eritrea (5) Ethiopia (6) Rwanda (7) Somalia (8) Sudan (9) Tanzania (10) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Benin (2) Burkina Faso (3) Chad (4) Cote d'Ivoire (5) Guinea (6) Liberia (7) Mali (8) Mauritania (9) Niger

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Namibia (7) Zambia (8) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh (2) Korea (DPR) (3) Myanmar

(G) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Regional (2) Bolivia (3) Colombia (4) Cuba (5) Guatemala (6) Nicaragua

(A) Highlight

(a) WFP is now providing emergency food assistance to all people in the five zones most affected by Niger's hunger crisis. WFP's expanded emergency operation in the country plans to reach a total of 2.5 million food insecure people.

(b) WFP is preparing immediate response actions to address a serious increase of food deficit and malnutrition problems in northern Mali and eastern Mauritania.

(c) Despite heavy rains, WFP in July dispatched over 48,000 tons of commodities to Darfur and another 6,000 tons by airlifts or airdrops.

(d) A WFP mobile team was deployed to complete distributions to 31,207 beneficiaries in the Zam Zam camp in Sudan's North Darfur region, where the Sudan Liberation Army denied access to the Sudanese Red Cross, national NGO's and Government linked agencies.

(e) WFP has provided 1,400 tons of food to an estimated 65,000 people affected by the "clean-up operations" of the government of Zimbabwe.

(f) Completed demining activities in Angola's Kuando Kubango province enable WFP to access vulnerable people in the region.

(g) Increased violence and road blockades in Colombia hamper WFP food distributions and at the same time create additional need for food assistance.

(h) WFP's Executive Director urged the Myanmar government to review and reform policies that impede humanitarian efforts to combat growing hunger and poverty.

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