In partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units, the World Food Programme (WFP) supports the rebuilding of lives of the returning communities and implements different programmes to ensure that poor, vulnerable and displaced Filipinos in the conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao and disaster-affected communities in the Philippines receive adequate access to food and nutrition during the critical transition period from relief to recovery.
WFP provides hot and nutritious meals for over 100,000 school children in over 350 schools in remote, conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao. Teachers and parents, with the support of WFP, prepare daily school meals which allow children to focus on their studies instead of their stomachs.
WFP supports disaster and conflict-affected communities in rebuilding their assets, and promotes self-sufficiency through Food or Cash-for-Assets. Community members are given either food or cash in exchange for work or for learning new skills that will increase the food security of their households or communities, which helps build resilience and reduce risks.
WFP provides nutrition support to children below 2 years of age and pregnant and nursing women in disaster and conflict-affected areas across the country, thereby giving them the opportunity to reach their full growth and development potential. Micronutrient-fortified ready-to-eat food provided under this programme bridges essential nutrient gaps among the most vulnerable children and women.
The Philippines is a highly disaster-prone country with an average of 20 typhoons a year, and is exposed to other natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and drought. WFP is working in partnership with key national government agencies, local government units, academic institutions, and non-government organizations to implement high-impact, small scale community projects and utilize innovative, scientific technology to build Philippine communities’ preparedness, response, and resilience in the face of disaster and climate change.
If requested, WFP also stands ready to support the government where emergency response is needed. In partnership with DSWD, Office of Civil Defense (OCD), and other key government and non-government organizations, WFP provides food such as rice, high energy biscuits, and ready-to-use supplementary food to people affected by disasters and conflict. WFP also provides logistics and telecommunications support during emergencies.
WFP pioneered innovations such as the mobile phone-based cash transfers for disbursements to programme recipients and micronutrient powder to help reduce micronutrient deficiencies for children 6-23 months. In partnership with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), WFP has also developed a locally-produced fortified ready-to-eat supplementary food for children aged 6 to 36 months.
How can you help?
WFP is part of the United Nations system and is funded on an entirely voluntary basis. If you wish to support WFP's fight against hunger, there are several ways to get involved.
Become a private partner.
Your company can partner with WFP. Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be part of our online community.
Join WFP Philippines National Ambassador KC Concepcion in the fight against hunger.
You can support WFP's School Feeding Programme in Central Mindanao by purchasing one of KC's pre-loved items at "KC's Closet Fights Child Hunger"
Make an individual donation.
Support WFP's global operations by donating at give.wfp.org.