WFP Emergency Report No. 23 of 2006

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 09 Jun 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) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (3) Congo, DR (4) Djibouti (5) Ethiopia (6) Kenya (7) Rwanda (8) Somalia (9) Sudan (10) Tanzania (11) Uganda

(C) West Africa: (1) Cote d'Ivoire (2) Liberia (3) Niger (4) Sierra Leone

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

(E) Asia: (1) Indonesia (2) Myanmar (3) Philippines (4) Timor Leste

(F) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Bolivia (2) Cuba (3) Ecuador (4) Guatemala (5) Honduras (6) Peru

(A) Highlights

(a) Between 29 May and 4 June, WFP dispatched a total amount of 10,948 tons of food from logistical hubs to the Darfur region. WFP continued to hold off dispatches to some locations owing to insecurity.

(b) As a result of a favourable rainy season, Southern Africa is anticipating an improved harvest compared to the previous agricultural year. However, average yields are low due to a variety of factors. National vulnerability assessments are underway in order to verify food requirements and the number of vulnerable requiring humanitarian assistance.

(c) The humanitarian community of South Kivu province, DR Congo is concerned for the food security of 30,000 farmers in Walungu.

(d) In Somalia, roadblocks, militia ambushes and inaccessible roads continue to cause delays on food convoys reaching final distribution points.

(e) Up to 10,000 Sudanese refugees in Uganda may be repatriated by the end of the year, out of a current Sudanese refugee caseload of 173,000.

(f) In Djibouti, WFP resumed food distributions to drought victims in the northern districts following the temporary suspension due to security concerns.

(g) In Indonesia, WFP has reached 182,000 persons since the 27 May earthquake.

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