WFP Emergency Report No. 16 of 1998: Resources

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 17 Apr 1998
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme
This report includes: A) Sudan B) East and Central Africa: Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo/Brazzaville C) General: Resourcing Update.

From Manuel Aranda da Silva, Chief, Technical Support Service. Available on the Internet on the WFP Home Page at http://www.wfp.org/ or by electronic mail from Deborah.Hicks@wfp.org (fax 39 6 6513 2837). For information on resources, donors are requested to contact Francesco.Strippoli@wfp.org or Aleesa.Blum@wfp.org at WFP Rome, telephone 39 6 6513 2504 or 6513 2004. New address of WFP is Via Cesare Giulio Viola 68, Parco dei Medici, Rome 00148.

PART I - HIGHLIGHTS
(Details below in Part II)

C. GENERAL

1. Resourcing update

a) Details of selected WFP Emergency Operations (EMOPs) with priority resourcing needs are given below.

b) Current highest priority EMOPs:
Somalia EMOP 5976.00 - flood victims - food shortfall of 3,115 MT; Kenya EMOP 5969.00 - Flood victims - food shortfall of 6,549 MT; (Both Somalia and Kenya EMOPs also face cash shortfalls for air operations); DPR Korea EMOP 5959.00 - Vulnerable groups - shortfall of 415,572 MT; Ethiopia EMOP 5979.00 - Drought operation - shortfall of 57,462 MT; Sudan EMOP 5826.00 - Drought affected and war-displaced - new EMOP requirements of 50,623 MT

c) Other priority EMOPs:
Rwanda Burundi Regional EMOP 5624.02/3 - New EMOP requirements of 148,419 MT; Ethiopia EMOP 5978.00 - Voluntary repatriation of Somali and Ethiopian refugees - shortfall of 11,154 MT; Central America EMOP 5949.00 - El Nino drought and floods - shortfall of 7,885 MT; Iraq EMOP 5311.06 - Vulnerable groups - shortfall of 60,653 MT.

PART II - DETAILS

C. GENERAL

1. SUMMARY OF THE RESOURCING SITUATION FOR SELECTED WFP EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

1.1 The following emergency operations (EMOPs) are current resourcing priorities for WFP. The EMOPs listed below may face serious pipeline problems in the coming months if proposals already submitted and/or new donor contributions are not confirmed shortly. For each country, details are given for the tonnage still required and value. In some cases, operations have continued beyond the original planned duration.

1.2 Current highest priority Emergency Operations (EMOPs):

Somalia EMOP 5976.00 - Flood victims - Duration: 7 months (January-July 1998). Current food shortfall: 3,115 metric tons (MT) - value: US$ 4.2 million - 32 % of EMOP needs. In addition, EMOP is still facing a cash shortfall for air operations.

Kenya EMOP 5969.00 - Flood victims (Expansion 01 recently approved) - Original duration: 3 months (December 1997 to February 1998). Current food shortfall: 6,549 MT - US$ 6.7 million - 38 % of 1998 needs. EMOP is also facing a cash shortfall for air operations. Cash shortfall also applies to the cost of the special operation for the airlift to supply Somali refugees at Dadaab camps in Kenya while camps cut off by the floods.

DPR Korea EMOP 5959.00 - Vulnerable groups - Duration: 1 year (April 1998-March 1999). Current food shortfall: 415,572 MT - US$ 303.2 million - 63 % of EMOP needs.

Ethiopia EMOP 5979.00 - Drought operation (recently approved) - Duration: 9 months (April - December 1998). Current food shortfall: 57,462 MT - US$ 22.6 million - 96 % of EMOP needs.

Sudan EMOP 5826.00 - Drought affected and war-displaced (Expansion 01 currently under preparation) - Duration of expansion: 1 year (April 1998 to March 1999). New EMOP food requirements: 50,623 MT - US$ 75 million (Provisional figure). Immediate pipeline breaks in the southern sector foreseen if contributions not forthcoming in the near future.

1.3 Other priority EMOPs

Rwanda Burundi Regional EMOP 5624.02 (Expansion 03 currently under preparation) - Duration: 1 year and 6 months (December 1997-May 1999). New EMOP food requirements: 148,419 MT - US$ 91.9 million (Provisional figure).

Ethiopia EMOP 5978.00 - Voluntary repatriation of Somali and Ethiopian refugees (operation recently approved) - Duration: 315 days (February - December 1998). Current food shortfall: 11,154 MT - US$ 4.6 million - 71 % of EMOP needs. Shortfall includes Immediate Response Account (IRA) advance for 5,000 MT.

Central America EMOP 5949.00 - El Nino drought and floods - Duration: 6 months (November 1997 to March 1998). Current food shortfall: 7,885 MT - US$ 3.7 million - 40 % of EMOP needs. Current shortfall includes IRA advance for 4,000 MT.

Iraq EMOP 5311.06 - Vulnerable groups - Duration: 1 year and 3 months (April 1997 - June 1998). Current food shortfall: 60,653 MT - US$ 27.9 million - 85 % of 1998 needs.