WFP Emergency Report No. 46 of 2005

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 11 Nov 2005
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, security, shelter & non0food items, water & santitation
(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, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Rwanda (5) Sudan (6) Tanzania (7) Uganda

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

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

(F) Asia: (1) Korea (DPR) (2) Timor Leste

(G) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Bolivia (2) Colombia (3) Cuba (4) Ecuador (5) El Salvador (6) Guatemala (7) Haiti (8) Honduras (9) Nicaragua

(A) Highlights

(a) In Pakistan, the first reports of snowfall and bad weather conditions affecting WFP food distribution were received from various areas. The WFP Emergency Operation (EMOP 10491.0), "Food Assistance to Affected Persons- South Asia Earthquake" is striving to meet the needs of an estimated 1,000,000 people. Of these, around 823,000 have been reached. Since the start of the operation, 8,835 tons of WFP food supplies have been dispatched.

(b) In Niger, a total of 52,000 tons have been delivered to date for all activities of the Emergency Operation, reaching over 2.9 million beneficiaries.

(c) In Chad, WFP General Food Distributions have been completed in southern and central camps and will start in northern camps as of mid-November. According to the results of a recent Joint Assessment Mission, there has been an overall improvement in the nutritional status of refugees in the camps.

(d) In the North Kivu province, DRC, food distribution sites in the South of Lubero remained inaccessible during the reporting week due to prevailing insecurity

(e) The overall food situation in southern Africa is deteriorating. WFP is currently providing assistance to just over 8 million beneficiaries. A poor 2004/05 cereal harvest coupled with rapidly rising cereal prices, insufficient agricultural inputs and a weakened capacity for governance, have resulted in critical food insecurity throughout the region.

(f) In Sudan, between 1 and 6 November, WFP dispatched a total of 8,338 tons by road from the logistical hubs to Darfur, representing 17 percent of the month's distribution target.

(g) In South Sudan, data collection for the Annual Needs Assessment 2006 is almost complete.

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