WFP Emergency Report No. 33 of 2005

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 12 Aug 2005
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation
This report includes:

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) Albania (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan

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

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Cote d'Ivoire (3) Guinea (4) Liberia (5) Mali (6) Niger

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

(F) Asia: (1) Bangladesh (2) Indonesia (3) Korea (DPR) (4) Myanmar (5) Sri Lanka

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

(A) Highlights

(a) In Niger, according to the Government's National Early Warning system, the number of people in urgent need of food aid is 2.65 million. WFP, the Government and the NGO partners are coordinating efforts in order to reach all 2.65 million people in August.

(b) The distribution to 380 flood-affected families in Gupis, Yasin and Panial "tehsils" (sub-districts) of Ghizer district, considered logistically challenging as the food has to be transported to an altitude of 10,100 feet by head load, has been completed. The transportation of food to the distribution points was done in multiple phases using carriages, tractor trolleys and vans.

(c) The UN Secretary General (SG), Kofi Annan has sent a letter to approximately 20 Heads of State and donors regarding the serious humanitarian situation in southern Africa. The SG asked the world's leaders to do everything in their power to ensure that southern Africa does not become another crisis that could have been prevented.

(d) The security situation in Sudan following the death of Sudan's Vice President Dr. John Garang has affected WFP deliveries as certain logistical hubs were closed during the week. Commodities allocated for the Khartoum warehouse were re-routed to El Obeid. In spite of this, WFP managed to despatch an average of 1,350 tons per day during the first week of August.

(e) In Chad, WFP completes food distributions in southern and central camps, with full rations of 2,070 Kcal/person/day.

(f) In the Palestinaian Territories, WFP supplies have been pre-positioned in warehouses in the Gaza Strip.

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