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Cablegate: World Food Operations in Eastern Chad

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ROME 001672

SIPDIS


STATE FOR IO/EDA KOTOK AND PRM KNUDSON
USAID/AA/DCHA FOR WINTER USAID/FFP FOR LANDIS AND MUTAMBA AND USAID/O

FROM US MISSION TO THE UN AGENCIES IN ROME

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF EAID CD SU WFP
SUBJECT: WORLD FOOD OPERATIONS IN EASTERN CHAD

REF: NDJAMENA 000599

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SUMMARY
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1. US MISSION ROME STAFF MET WITH THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAM'S ASSOCIATE
FRIDAY, APRIL 23 TO HIGHLIGHT CONCERNS RAISED IN REFTEL SPECIFIC TO W
DURING THE APPROXIMATE HOUR-LONG MEETING, WFP OFFERED ASSURANCES THAT
WFP ALSO STATED THAT REFTEL INFORMATION IS OBSOLETE AND OFFERED DETAI

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OVERVIEW
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2. IN RESPONSE TO REFTEL, US MISSION ROME STAFF JOHN BROOKS, PROJECT

3. ON APRIL 22, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE MEETING, US MISSION STAFF PROV

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PRE-POSITIONING CAPACITY
Y
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4. WFP INDICATED THAT TWO ASPECTS BEAR ON PRE-POSITIONING STOCK BEFOR

5. IN TERMS OF TRANSPORT WITHIN CHAD, WFP STATED THAT ITS CHAD
COUNTRY OFFICE ALREADY HAS SIGNED TWO AGREEMENTS WITH TRANSPORTERS.
NDJAMENA AND ABECHE AND DIRECTLY TO THE EXTENDED DELIVERY
POINTS (EDPS), AS WELL AS BETWEEN ABECHE AND THE EDPS.
WHEN ASKED TO VERIFY THAT THESE AGREEMENTS ARE ALREADY OPERATIONAL, W

6. FOR OVERLAND TRANSPORT FROM THE MAIN PORT OF ENTRY IN DOUALA,
CAMEROON, WFP SAID THERE ARE SEVERAL AGREEMENTS IN PLACE TO DELIVER F

7. WITH RESPECT TO STORAGE CAPACITY IN EASTERN CHAD, WFP RESPONDED TH

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FOOD SUPPLY/PIPELINE
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8. IN ADDITION TO DISCUSSING WFP'S PRE-POSITIONING CAPACITY, THE
US MISSION STAFF ASKED FOR DETAILS ABOUT WFP'S ABILITY TO PRE-POSITIO

9. WFP ASSURANCES REGARDING COMMODITIES ALREADY IN PLACE OR IN THE AR
12, WFP'S CENTRAL AFRICAN REGIONAL DIRECTOR, JEANNE BOISCLAIR, REPORT

10. IN ADDITION TO STOCKPILES IN ABECHE, WFP REPORTED THAT 1615 MT AR
NGAOUNDERE, CAMEROON, FOR EASTERN CHAD WITH ETAS ON OR ABOUT MAY 2; A
NGAOUNDERE WITH ETAS ON OR ABOUT MAY 1. ALL ARRIVAL DATES ARE ESTIMA

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LOGISTICS PLAN
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11. WFP INDICATED THAT IT HAS A LOGISTICS STRATEGY AND SUPPLY CHAIN P
REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARNOLD VERCKEN, BASED IN DAKAR, SENEGAL.

12. IN ADDITION, A WFP MISSION TO LIBYA DETERMINED THAT A CORRIDOR FR

13. CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED FOR REGIONAL AND LOCAL PURCHAS

14. WFP INDICATED ITS WILLINGNESS TO PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE LOGISTICS

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PERSONNEL AND MANAGEMENT ATTENTION
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15. WFP HAS THE FOLLOWING THREE PROFESSIONAL, INTERNATIONAL STAFF IN
EMERGENCY COORDINATOR, AND A UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEER. IN ADDITION,

16. TO PROVIDE FURTHER ASSURANCES TO US MISSION STAFF THAT THE REFUGE
DA SILVA ALREADY HAS BEEN REASSIGNED AS WFP'S NEW COUNTRY DIRECTOR FO
KAATRUD, AND WFP'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JAMES MORRIS, ARE JOURNEYING T

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CONTINGENCY FEEDING
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17. WFP HAS CONSIDERED THE POSSIBILITY THAT MORE REFUGEES MAY CROSS T
SUDAN. IF THIS SCENARIO UNFOLDS, WFP INDICATED THAT THE REFUGEES ARE

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RESOURCES
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18. WFP'S CURRENT RESOURCING UPDATE (APRIL 19) SHOWS THAT THE CHAD

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N

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URCED, AT LEAST 10 PERCENT LOWER THAN REFTEL

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COMMENT
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19. US MISSION ROME STAFF RECEIVED SPECIFIC DETAILS AND ASSURANCES IN

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2004ROME01672 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

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