In partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units, WFP supports the rebuilding of lives of the returning communities and implements different programmes to ensure that poor, vulnerable and displaced Filipinos in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao receive adequate access to food and nutrition during the critical transition period from relief to recovery.
Helping in Conflict-Affected Areas of Central Mindanao
• School Feeding
WFP provides hot, nutritious meals to elementary school children in conflict areas of Mindanao. In partnership with the Department of Education, WFP is targeting 100,000 children in 350 schools.
• Livelihood Support
WFP's Food- and Cash-for-Assets Programme empowers communities and promotes self-sufficiency through Food/Cash-for-Work and Food/Cash-for-Training. Through these schemes, the most vulnerable populations are given food or cash in exchange for work on vital new infrastructure, or for time spent learning new skills that will increase the food security of households or communities.
• Nutrition Support
WFP provides nutrition support to young children and women, thereby giving them the opportunity to reach their full growth and development potential. Micronutrient-fortified ready-to-use food provided under this programme bridges essential nutrient gaps among the most vulnerable children and women.
Building Capacities to Cope with Natural Disasters
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 Philippines supports national and local government efforts to effectively and efficiently prepare for and respond to natural disasters by implementing various projects in selected highly disaster-prone provinces.
If requested, WFP also stands ready to support the government where emergency responses are needed, most recently in the aftermath of Tropical Storms Nesat, Nalgae and Washi (locally named Pedring, Quiel, and Sendong, respectively) in 2011.
• Mobile Phone-based Cash Transfer
A first for WFP in Southeast Asia, this pioneering initiative allows cash disbursements by sending a text message to Cash-for-Work programme beneficiaries.
• Micronutrient Powder and Fortified Ready-to-Use Food
WFP launched a pilot programme using Micronutrient Powder for children aged 6-24 months to help reduce the prevalence of anemia and other micronutrient deficiencies. WFP has also initiated the development of fortified ready-to-use food locally for children and women in the Philippines.
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.
1. Become a private partner.
Your company can partner with WFP. Contact us for more information: email@example.com
2. Be part of our online community.
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wfp.philippines, or follow us on Twitter at WFP_Philippines
3. 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" (http://stores.ebay.ph/kcscloset-fightschildhunger)
4. Make an individual donation.
Support WFP's global operations by donating at www.wfp.org/donate