WFP emergency response to Indonesia quake: June 1

Published on 01 June 2006

WFP is erecting Wickhall temporary warehouses in Bantul District today for use as a food storage and distribution point.

Food storage

WFP is erecting Wickhall temporary warehouses in Bantul District today for use as a food storage and distribution point.

Warehouse construction

Journalists are invited to observe the erection of these pre-fabricated warehouses today and tomorrow.

Where:

  • Large Football Field
  • Lapangan Desa
  • Ringinharjo, Kecamatan
  • Bantul District

Food distribution

WFP is coordinating food distributions today in the Klaten district. Journalists are welcome to observe these distributions:

Where:

  • Klaten WFP Food Distribution
  • Kel. Muruh Dusun
  • Gedongan
  • Kec. Gantiwarno

When: 3:00- 4:00 pm Thursday, 1 June 2006

Looking ahead

In Bantul, the WFP temporary warehouses will serve as food storage and distribution centres for residents of the district of Bantul beginning today, with three of the temporary structures being constructed over the next two days for the initial distribution centre.

WFP corporate partner TNT has provided transport assistance in bringing the Wickhalls to the area.

In Klaten District, food distributions beginning today by WFP with implementing Partner World Relief, will provide food for 150 families for one month, initially.