WFP Emergency Report No. 33 of 2006

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 18 Aug 2006
This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, 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) Lebanon (2) occupied Palestinian territories (3) Russian Federation (Caucasus) (4) Syria

(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) Asia: (1) Myanmar (2) Philippines (3) Sri Lanka (4) Timor Leste

(F) Latin America and Caribbean: (1) Bolivia (2) Ecuador (3) Guatemala

(A) Highlights

(a) As at 13 August, WFP delivered in Lebanon and Syria more than 880 tons of food commodities reaching an estimated 215,800 beneficiaries.

(b) In Ethiopia, at least 620 people have died and over 73,000 people have been affected by the recent floods. On 16 August, the Government of Ethiopia has appealed to the international community for assistance.

(c) At the request of the Rep. of Congo Government, WFP provided food assistance to over 2,000 people displaced due to factions fighting in the Pool region.

(d) WFP is increasingly worried about the influx of asylum seekers from Somalia into Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. So far this year, nearly 19,000 Somalis have arrived in Dadaab.

(e) Sudan: Preparations are underway throughout Dafur and in WFP Khartoum Office in anticipation of the upcoming Darfur Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Survey due to commence beginning September. In partnership with UNICEF, FAO, WHO, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Government of Sudan, the ESFNA will assess the food security and nutrition status of IDPs and vulnerable rural residents and identify appropriate food and non-food interventions for 2007.

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