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WFP Emergency Report No. 06 of 1998: Somalia and Kenya Floods

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WFP EMERGENCY REPORT
Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

Report No. 06 of 1998 Date: 06 February 1998

This report includes: A) West Africa: Sierra Leone and Liberia B) East Africa I: Somalia and Kenya Floods C) East Africa II: Regional Transport, Burundi and Rwanda D) Sudan E) Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo/Brazzaville F) Democratic People's Republic of Korea G) Iraq.

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)

B. EAST AFRICA I: SOMALIA AND KENYA FLOODS

1. Update

a) WFP Emergency Operations signed for continued assistance to flood victims in Kenya and Somalia (Kenya EMOP 5969 and Somalia EMOP 5976).

b) Under Somalia operation, some 657,000 flood-affected beneficiaries to be assisted for seven months. Total net requirements are 9,744 tons of food (USD 12.4 million).

c) Under Kenya operation, 390,700 beneficiaries to be assisted for 90 days. Most food requirements met from committed
food stocks under drought emergency operation; 40 tons of high protein biscuits still required.

d) WFP extends vital air service through first week of February by advancing USD 500,000 each to Kenya and Somalia air operations. USD 12 million still required.

PART II - DETAILS

B. EAST AFRICA I: KENYA AND SOMALIA FLOODS

1. UPDATE

1.1 WFP Emergency Operations were signed this week for continued assistance to victims of floods in Kenya and Somalia (Kenya EMOP 5969 and Somalia EMOP 5976).

1.2 In Somalia, WFP plans to carry out relief assistance for some 657,500 flood-affected beneficiaries over a seven-month period. Total net requirements are 9,744 tons of food at a cost of USD 12.4 million.

1.3 In Kenya, 390,700 beneficiaries are to be assisted under the extended emergency operation, for a 90 day period. Total requirements for this operation amount to 7,560 tons of food, of which 7,520 tons have already been met from committed food stocks under the previous drought emergency operation, EMOP 5803.01. Forty tons of high protein biscuits are required for the operation.

1.4 Meanwhile, funding is still sought for the continuation of vital air operations in Somalia and Kenya. In anticipation of donor contributions, WFP was able to extend air service through the first week of February by advancing USD 500,000 each to both the Kenya and Somalia air operations. An estimated USD 12 million is required to deliver food assistance between now and the end of March.

1.5 The US has indicated that a Hercules C-130 aircraft will be deployed to Mombasa this weekend to start air operations on 8 February. Further C-130 aircraft as well as helicopters may be provided by the US
in the next few days.

(End WFP Emergency Report No. 06 of 1998 - February 6, 1998)