WFP Emergency Report No. 34 of 2005

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 19 Aug 2005
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Education, Food, Health, 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) Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (3) Occupied Palestinian Territories (4) Pakistan (5) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

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

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Mauritania (4) Niger

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

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

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

(A) Highlights

(a) In the Palestinian Territories, the disengagement in the Gaza Strip is proceeding with no major incidents. WFP have completed preparations including pre-positioning stocks and advance distributions to beneficiaries most likely to be rendered inaccessible during and immediately after the disengagement process.

(b) In Chad, general food distributions are underway in northern camps with some disruptions arising from reduced access due to heavy rains and swollen rivers.

(c) In Niger, preparations under under way for the visit of the Secretary General of the UN next week (week 34). The Special Operation for a WFP humanitarian air service (passenger service) in Niger has been approved.

(d) A peak of some 3.3 million people in Ethiopia will require emergency food assistance until the end of the year, bringing total requirements to 600,000 tons. The food situation of another 2.5 million people will remain under close monitoring.

(e) Around 5,400 refugees repatriated from Tanzania to their home countries in July and a much higher number is expected for August.

(f) A recent United States donation of nearly USD 50 million, the second largest contribution ever made towards WFP's operations in southern Africa, will give WFP the opportunity to provide food to the region's poorest households, including those affected by HIV/AIDS before the lean season begins in December 2005.

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