WFP Emergency Report No. 13 of 2006

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Mar 2006
This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, 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) Algeria (2) Occupied PalestinianTerritories (3) Pakistan

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

(D) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Liberia

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

(F) Asia: (1) Myanmar (2) Philippines

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

(A) Highlights

(a) In Pakistan, despite food movement being temporarily disrupted due to rain and landslides, WFP reached an estimated 923,000 people with 14,817 tons in March.

(b) Due to generally average and well distributed rainfall, the 2005/06 harvest in most of the southern Africa region is expected to be significantly larger than the previous agricultural season. However, parts of Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and eastern Zimbabwe experienced dry spells during the beginning of the year, which threatened crop development.

(c) In Sudan, between 1 and 26 March, WFP dispatched a total of 16,241 tons of mixed food from logistical hubs to the Darfur region realising 78 percent of the dispatch plan for March.

(d) In March, WFP Kenya dispatched food for 3.5 million beneficiaries in 25 districts including 535,000 school children. The distribution for March is ongoing and is expected to be completed in the first week of April.

(e) The number of beneficiaries requiring relief assistance in Ethiopia stands at 2.6 million countrywide: 1.5 million are in the Somali Region and 155,000 are in Borena zone of Oromiya region. Of these, WFP expects to cover 1.7 million people but can cover more if necessary.

(f) A total of 8,700 tons have been distributed to 520,000 beneficiaries to date in Somalia. The first round of food distribution to 1.1 million drought-affected people should be completed by early April 2006.

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