WFP Emergency Report No. 47 of 2005

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 18 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) Occupied Palestinian Territories (2) Pakistan (3) Russian Federation (Caucasus)

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

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

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

(F) Asia: (1) Indonesia (2) Korea (DPR) (3) Maldives (4) Myanmar (5) Sri Lanka

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

(A) Highlights

(a) In Chad, there has been an overall improvement in the nutritional status of refugees in the camps.

(b) In Niger, figures indicate that 3.2 million people -nearly a third of the rural population-are severely and moderately food insecure, and will need food and non-food assistance in the short term. The operation urgently needs 11,000 tons of food in order to avoid pipeline breaks, which threaten as early as December.

(c) In Pakistan, since the start of the operation, 13,735 tons of WFP food supplies have been dispatched

(d) In Ethiopia, the FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission started on 14 November with six teams currently assessing crop production throughout the country

(e) In October 2005, the WFP Southern Africa Regional Bureaux (ODJ) purchased over 88,000 tons of food at a cost of USD 20.6 million. This was the second highest monthly volume on record, surpassed only by the 96,000 tons purchased in November 2003. Over 78,000 tons of food has been purchased for the regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 10310. The main recipients of the food purchased were Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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