24 December 2009
Nearly 50,000 Filipinos evacuated from their homes in the shadow of the Mount Mayon volcano received some welcome assistance from WFP on Thursday, when packages of high energy biscuits arrived in evacuation centres set up by the government.
23 November 2009
After Typhoon Ketsana dumped the heaviest rain in decades on Manila, wrecking her home, Joralyn Castillo and her family were in danger of sliding into hunger and destitution. Emergency rice rations from WFP are helping make sure that doesn’t happen.
10 November 2009
WFP has distributed over 230 tons of High Energy Biscuits in the Philippines as part of its response to the recent typhoons. Intent on seeing how the biscuits get from factory to beneficiary, Martin Penner followed one packet all the way to a little boy called Antonio. Watch video
3 November 2009
Typhoon Mirinae, which swept across the northern Philippines last weekend, dumped another 15 cm of rain on regions already severely flooded by previous storms. The fourth storm in little more than a month has made food assistance more important than ever.
21 October 2009
WFP and the world's generosity is ensuring that the flood-hit Philippines is not alone as it works to help more than 7 million people get back on their feet after the devastation caused by recent storms.
20 October 2009
As WFP and the government push ahead with relief operations to help flood-hit communities, the northern island of Luzon is waiting to see whether a new typhoon - dubbed Lupit - will hit later this week, disrupting operations and possibly increasing the need for emergency food assistance.
7 October 2009
In the face of mounting logistical challenges, WFP has brought in helicopters and inflatable boats to provide food assistance to hundreds of thousands of victims of the two major tropical storms that recently ravaged the Philippines.
5 October 2009
5 October 2009
Over the coming month, WFP aims to provide food assistance to 1 million people affected by the severe flooding that Ketsana and other tropical storms have caused in Manila and neighbouring areas of the Philippines over the last week.
28 September 2009
WFP is supporting government relief efforts in the Philippines after a deadly tropical storm slammed into the country over the weekend, causing severe flooding in urban areas and leaving tens of thousands of families needing food assistance.
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