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Source: World Food Programme (WFP)
14 March 2003
WFP Emergency Report No. 11 of 2003

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E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Palestinian Territories

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(3) Palestinian Territories

(a) In the city of Hebron, bulldozers destroyed the vegetable market and access to other local markets was restricted due to roadblocks. The Fsituation in Nablus remained critical. WFP and the Ministry of Social Affairs visited Nablus to assess the devastation caused by Israeli incursions. Emergency food aid was requested for 200 families whose houses had been destroyed. Following the closure of all towns and villages in Salfeet, 60,000 people faced a difficult situation and many residents resorted to coping mechanisms to survive.

(b) In February, WFP distributed 2,185 tons of food to 209,085 beneficiaries in the Palestinian Territories. The Ministry of Agriculture cooperated with WFP to purchase 272 tons of olive oil to beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip. WFP will participate in a joint mission with international NGOs to deliver food aid and noon-food items to residents in El-Mawasi in the Southern Gaza Strip, which has been kept under strict closure for several months.

(c) From March to July, WFP will face a shortfall of 8,157 tons of food under EMOP 10190.

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