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4 September 2007
Hunger's global hotspots 04 Sep 2007
In regions wracked by violence or submerged by floods, the first emergency is how to deliver enough food as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here are some of the crises counted among WFP's "global hotspots".
Occupied Palestinian territory
Access between the West Bank and Israel continues to be a major issue of concern for WFP and other humanitarian organisations, as the West Bank barrier is expected to be completed later this year.
The new measures planned by the Israeli authority (i.e. allow only three points of entry into the West Bank) will significantly hamper movement of humanitarian supplies into the West Bank (higher delivery cost and congestion) and will have a negative effect on UN national staff movement. The PRRO 10387.1 started on 1 September.
To meet the food needs of the most vulnerable non-refugees, the new PRRO has three fundamental components: (i) protracted and emergency relief, (ii) recovery through support for productive activities and skills development and (iii) enhanced knowledge, partnerships and advocacy.