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7 October 2013

The World Food Programme and the Department of Interior and Local Government are embarking on a series of disaster mapping workshops aimed at equipping more than 600 Local Government Units, located in the country’s 18 major river basins, the necessary tools and skills for disaster response and prevention.


3 September 2013

Manila -- In time for the typhoon season, World Food Programme has donated US$130,000 of logistics equipment to the Department of Social Welfare and Development's Region 13 (Caraga) and Region 11 (Davao Oriental) field offices.


3 September 2013

DAVAO CITY -- To mitigate the impact of calamities, the World Food Program has expanded its Disaster Preparedness and Response program on the island by adding a climate change adaptation component.


3 September 2013

Davao City -- The United World Food Programme (WFP), the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Plan International (Plan) signed a memorandum of understanding to link their programs to improve disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. 


30 July 2013

Amas, Kidapawan City – It is expected that more support projects will be extended to the province of North Cotabato following the visit of the new program director of the World Food Programme, to personally assess the ongoing programs and projects presently implemented by the agency.


30 July 2013

MANILA, Philippines - International donors on Wednesday stressed the need for the Philippines to continue investing in programs that would enhance its disaster preparedness capabilities.

Praveen Agrawal, country director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines, said such investments are important since disasters worsen the living conditions of the poor, many of whom are undernourished.


16 July 2013

BAGUIO CITY—Climate change has become a popular phrase that is often used by government officials to explain the intensity and frequency of natural calamities that hit communities in the country.

But making the public understand the concept and science of extreme weather patterns, and the impact the state of the environment has on climate, should be a priority to make communities more resilient against natural calamities, a United Nations official said here last week.

 

10 June 2013

In continuing support to the Philippine Government’s efforts to build the resilience of vulnerable communities threatened by natural disasters and climate-related risks in the country, the United States, through the US Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, has allocated another US$5.5 million (PhP 184.3 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).


10 May 2013

Ditsa-an Ramain -- 336 farmer-recipients from 11 barangays(villages) were very thankful to WFP for the rice they received under the Food for Work programme.


10 May 2013

Manila -- KFC Philippines has just donated PhP7.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme to feed school children in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao.