ODM-WFP emergency situation report on Latin America & the Caribbean 15 Jan 2003

Situation Report
Originally published
1. Colombia
Reporting Period: 12/21/2002 to 01/09/2003

a) Significant Events:

The province of San Luis (east of Antioquia) continues to be affected by armed groups who blew up two main bridges, causing food shortages and new displacements. WFP is currently unable to deliver food to the area.

According to the latest report of the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES), the IDP caseload in Colombia increased by 350,000 during 2002.

WFP received USD 2 million as the first contribution to the new 3-year PRRO 10158.0. Funds will be used for school feeding activities.

b) Security:

WFP Bogota office continues to be under police protection.