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World Food Programme (WFP)
30 April 2013
In addition to regular week-end closure, Israel suspended humanitarian deliveries to the Gaza Strip for a total of 17 week days in March & April, including 11 working days of closure in relation to cross-border violence. These measures set an alarming precedent against humanitarian organizations, which could affect availability of food and humanitarian goods and increase costs to humanitarian actors.
Weather conditions are favourable for proliferation of pests and diseases in the upcoming spring season: Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) and Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) threaten herders’ livelihoods, Red Palm Weevil (RPW) threatens the date palm sector.
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