HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 c483W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate she has made of the amount of food aid required by the World Food Programme; and how much has been distributed to the Occupied Territories. [105147]

Clare Short

The World Food Programme's (WFP) current Emergency Operations Programme covers the basic food needs of 500,000 of the most vulnerable Palestinians until June 2003. It estimates a requirement of food to the value of $18 million. The appeal is fully funded. WFP report that in February over 2,200 metric tonnes of WFP food aid was distributed. Current in-country stock is over 2,000 metric tonnes.