WFP Emergency Report No. 48 of 2005

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 25 Nov 2005
This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter & Non-food items, Water & Santitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Pakistan

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

(D) West Africa: (1) Chad (2) Liberia (3) Niger

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

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

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

(A) Highlights

(a) The WFP Emergency Operation (EMOP 10491.0), "Food Assistance to Affected Persons- South Asia Earthquake" is striving to meet the needs of an estimated 1,000,000 people affected by the South Asia Earthquake. Of these, 965,000 have been reached so far.

(b) In Chad, WFP General Food Distributions for November have been completed in all camps with the exception of Oure Cassoni.

(c) Approximately 10 million people in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe require urgent food assistance through to April 2006. Southern Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive year of food shortages, exacerbated by crushing poverty and the world's highest rates of HIV/AIDS. Continuing increases in the price of maize and other staple commodities are further hampering many people's problems.

(d) Figures indicate that 3.2 million Nigeriens-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.

(e) Concerns about the food security situation and pasture and livestock conditions are now emerging in the Somali region in Ethiopia.

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