Philippines

Philippines: Typhoon-Battered But Not Spent

When Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made its landfall in the province of Eastern Samar in the Philippines on 6 December 2014, many residents had never experienced a storm of such a scale. Melba Rivera and Wilmar Balagasay look back at the hardships they and their families endured and share how they have been rebuilding their lives after the storm through the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

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In 2006, following a request of the Government of the Philippines, WFP returned to the country to complement the government’s efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Mindanao by addressing the food security needs of vulnerable people in conflict-affected areas.

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