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WFP's Response in Gaza

Al Garara - Gaza Strip - Jan 14 2009

Two truckloads of wheat flour are unloaded at the Garara WFP distribution centre and warehouse.

Gaza city - Jan 25 2009

Warehouses are currently storing about 3,900 metric tons of WFP food commodities.

Gaza city - Jan 25 2009

As a result of the situation in Gaza, WFP has added 100,000 people to its list of beneficiaries.

Gaza city - Jan 25 2009

"Bakeries do not have sufficient wheat flour and the price of bread in many areas has doubled since the conflict began," according to WFP Regional Director Daly Belgasmi.

Gaza city - Jan 25 2009

Since the cease-fire, some humanitarian supplies have been allowed into Gaza, but basic necessities are still in short supply.

Gaza city - Jan 25 2009

International agencies are assessing the scale of the destruction in preparation for a drive for reconstruction pledges.

Beit Lahia - Gaza strip - Jan 25 2009

WFP Middle East Regional Director Daly Belgasmi was in Gaza just before the war began. He says the situation was dire then, but it is worse now.

Beit Lahia - Gaza strip - Jan 25 2009

When bakeries in Gaza had no flour to make bread, WFP delivered it, thereby ensuring that at least one basic staple was being produced.

Beit Lahia - Gaza strip - Jan 25 2009

Some 154,000 Palestinians have been reached through emergency bread distributions in Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahiya (northern Gaza), ready-to-eat food delivered to hospitals, and distributions of date bars and HEB.

WFP has launched blanket food distributions to the civilian population in Gaza, as part of Operation Lifeline Gaza. WFP has delivered almost 5,000 metric tons of food into Gaza over the last month.