WFP Iraq Update - Dec 2009

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December Highlights

- WFP urgently needs further contributions in order to deliver food to those in need. Pipeline breaks begin for January distributions.

- WFP food distributions continued to increas in December 2009 programmes .

- The extension to the current Emergency Operation to March 2010 forsees a cash-for-work pilot project in Diyala.

- New projects being finalised for 2010 include a two year Development Project beginning in April 2010 in Capacity Building in Support of the Public Distribution System and Social Safety Net programmes in Iraq. A two-year PRRO will widen WFP support to vulnerable groups. Both projects are expected to start in April 2010.