WFP Emergency Report No. 31 of 2006

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 04 Aug 2006
This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, 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) Lebanon (2) occupied Palestinian territories (3) Russian Federation (Caucasus) (4) Syria (5) Tajikistan

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

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

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (2) Lesotho (3) Madagascar (4) Malawi (5) Mozambique (6) Namibia (7) Swaziland (8) Zambia (9) Zimbabwe

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

(G) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Bolivia (2) Ecuador

(A) Highlights

(a) Lebanon - on Wednesday 26 July, WFP organized the first UN convoy consisting of ten trucks to the southern port city of Tyre. The convoy carried 90 tons of WFP wheat flour contributed by the Lebanese Government and other essential relief items provided by UNICEF, WHO and UNWRA. To date, WFP has delivered 255 tons of food commodities (wheat flour, canned meat, Veg. Oil, High Energy Biscuits) to south Lebanon, supplying the following locations: Tyre, Jezzine, Saida, Qana and Tebnine.

(b) In Geneina, Sudan, 582,680 beneficiaries have received food through general food distribution, which represents 99 per cent of the July target.

(c) In Ethiopia, flooding of the upper basin of Awash River in Oromiya region affects some 13,000 people. The flood has so far affected 13 districts in Oromiya region.

(d) Southern Africa - results of the latest 2006 national food security and vulnerability assessment show that despite better harvests across southern Africa, more than three million people would remain short of food because of localized food shortages caused by chronic vulnerability, poverty and the world's highest rates of HIV/AIDS.

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