WFP Emergency Report No. 42 of 2005

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 14 Oct 2005
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, 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) Occupied Palestinian Territories (3) Pakistan

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

(D) West Africa: (1) Cameroon (2) Chad (3) Cote d'Ivoire (4) Niger (5) Sierra Leone

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

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

(G) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Cuba (2) Ecuador (3) El Salvador (4) Guatemala (5) Honduras (6) Nicaragua

(A) Highlights

(a) WFP is rapidly expanding its response capacity in Pakistan and on 14 October, it began expanding its food distributions to mountain villages near the epicentre of last Saturday's earthquake. Operations are hampered, however, by severe damage to roads and landslides, with many areas still accessible only by air.

(b) The situation remains critical in many areas of El Salvador, Honduras, but particularly in Guatemala where many of the worst-hit areas are still inaccessible to humanitarian agencies. WFP is providing assistance in the affected zones for the immediate requirements and is planning for assistance in the coming months as a result of serious harvest losses.

(c) In Chad, WFP General Food Distributions are completed in southern and central camps for the month of October.

(d) In Chad, a WFP/UNHCR Joint Assessment Mission commenced on 10 October 2005. (e) In Niger, of WFP's target amount for the second round dispatches, 95% has been reached, and of this amount over 90% has been distributed.

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