Emergency food needs
WFP is planning to feed 100,000 beneficiaries in June and July in the Yogyakarta province of Indonesia following the May 27 Java earthquake.
The agency had received over 300 metric tonnes of noodles and biscuits by June 4, with more expected on June 6 and 7.
It requires US$5.36 million to cover the emergency food needs for survivors over the next six months.
About eighty percent of beneficiaries are women and children.
Six cooperating partners are working with WFP, four of whom have signed Letters of Agreement.
These are IRD Indonesia, World Relief, Majelis Mujahadin and Bina Masyarakat.
WFP has taken a lead role in coordinating logistics. To facilitate the smooth flow of food to survivors:
- WFP has set up three Wickhalls in Bantul district, a fourth is under construction at Yogyakarta airport
- WFP has dispatched a GENSET and 39 units of tarpaulins
Assistance is currently being channelled through WFP’s existing Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation which supports people affected by the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia.
Findings from an Emergency Food Needs Assessment are expected on June 7.