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WFP Emergency Report No. 50 of 2005

Situation Report
Originally published


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

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan (2) 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) Comoros (3) Lesotho (4) Malawi (5) Namibia (6) Swaziland (7) Zambia (8) Zimbabwe

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

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

(A) Highlights

(a) WFP commences the General Food Distribution cycle for the month of December in the central and southern camps of eastern Chad.

(b) WFP together with other partners reviewed targeting mechanisms in the northern provinces of Burundi in order to improve its response to the food shortages.

(c) According to preliminary findings of WFP/FAO Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission (CFSAM) in North Sudan, the 2004/05 season has been marked by above-average conditions including well-distributed rainfall and increased availability and access to agricultural inputs. Crop production during the 2005 season is therefore observed to be higher than in 2004, with more areas cultivated, and above the ten-year average.

(d) In Pakistan, from 1 to 6 December, WFP dispatched 2,866 tons of food. The cumulative food dispatches are 25,056 tons.

(e) In Niger, a total of 7,488 tons of cereals are still required for Emergency Operation activities through March, which will help to ensure increased food security and prepare vulnerable populations for the upcoming lean season.

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