Iraq, Umm Qasr, May 2006
A WFP shipment of rice arrived at the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr on May 2nd 2003. The Rise vessel is carrying 14,000 Mt of bagged rice, purchased with a US cash donation by WFP in Pakistan. It is the first shipment of food aid by a humanitarian agency arriving in Umm Qasr since the start of the war. Umm Qasr, Iraq’s main port, was the point of access of about 60% of the Oil for Food.