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World Food Programme (WFP)
18 May 2007
Hunger's global hotspots 18 May 2007
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Occupied Palestinian territories
WFP Gaza staff and partners are back at work after being confined to their homes during heavy factional and cross-border fighting over the past week.
All staff are safe however the houses of four staff members and WFP Karni warehouse were damaged. Distributions have resumed (since Sunday 21 May).
While the ceasefire is holding, cross-border strikes are stepping up pace. These pose a continued threat to WFP staff/partners and property.
No international staff movement is permitted to Gaza due to increasing radicalism and extremely high kidnapping threats. Only the most critical staff remain in Gaza for the time-being.