News release

11 August 2012

MANILA – In the wake of monsoon rains that have brought severe floods to the Luzon and Visayas regions, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has mobilized logistics and food support to complement the Philippine Government’s emergency relief efforts, working closely with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Emergencies, Nutrition
23 July 2012

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of the Kingdom of Spain recently visited the Philippines, and WFP was there to join the Philippine Government in showing her how the country has benefited from generous Spanish support.

28 May 2012

Manila – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a US$3.75 million (approximately PhP 160 million) grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which will be used to expand WFP’s disaster preparedness and response programme in the Philippines.

23 May 2012

Government of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hands over 60 tons of dates to WFP for 30,000 families in ARMM

4 May 2012

MANILA – Through its innovative “Sandwich Heroes” campaign, Unilever Food Solutions, a subsidiary of Unilever, has raised Php 400,000 in the Philippines for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The donation will allow WFP to feed 40,000 children under its school meals programme in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao, particularly in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.

Facts and Figures
27 April 2012

Research commissioned by the World Bank and World Food Programme notes persistent challenges after displaced households return to their homes.

20 April 2012

JICA and WFP recently visited remote villages in Iligan City to jointly distribute food, cooking utensils and other items to 750 families who were highly affected by Tropical Storm Sendong (international name “Washi”) in December 2011

9 February 2012

WFP and Julie's Bakeshop, a Filipino corporation, join together at the Sinulog Festival 2012 in Cebu City, Philippines to raise awareness about hunger in perfect Sinulog-style.

8 February 2012

Through the Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief campaign, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants in the Philippines have contributed Php 6.1 million (US$144,000) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its activities in Mindanao. The donation will support the on-going relief and early recovery operation for victims of Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) and school meals programme in conflict-affected areas of central Mindanao.

7 February 2012

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has hosted a large-scale simulation exercise, using the latest technology for recreating realistic scenarios, as part of its support for improving disaster preparedness and response in the Philippines.