WFP Teams In The Philippines Preparing for Typhoon Lupit

Published on 21 October 2009

 WFP Deputy Chief of Aviation, Philippe Martou, aboard Mi-171 over Manila.

Copyright: WFP/Amy Horton

WFP teams in the Philippines are preparing for the arrival of Typhoon Lupit. The typhoon is due to hit the northern tip of the country tomorrow evening.

We have pre-positioned 92MT (metric tonnes) of food, generators, rubber boats and other non-food items throughout the northern area of the island. Six trucks and two Mi-171 helicopters have been working for the last couple of days to move the materials into position. Philippe Martou, WFP Deputy Chief of Aviation, recently recounted a day of operations over on our sister site at WFP.org.

While WFP has a permanent presence in the Philippines it has augmented the existing team with additional personnel to help with the WFP response to typhoons Ketsana and Parma.

Those interested in UNHAS Passenger Procedures and Forms can access them here. The latest Situation Report from the Logistics Cluster can be accessed here. More information regarding WFP Logistics operations in the Philippines can be found here.

(All photos: Copyright: WFP/Barry Came & Philippe Martou)

Special thanks to: Esther Russell, Baptiste Burgaud, the entire UNHAS team and the WFP Philippines Country Office!

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