§ 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.