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8 August 2017

Displaced People Of Marawi To Receive Food Assistance From Japan

MANILA – Around 38,000 displaced Filipinos affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City will receive food assistance thanks to a $1.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the ongoing relief operations in Mindanao.
21 July 2017

New Guidelines Launched On Management Of Malnutrition For Filipino Children

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.

9 May 2017

DATES From Saudi Arabia To Enhance WFP School Meals For Thousands Of Children

MANILA – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is providing dates to thousands of school children in Central Mindanao through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). A gift from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief), the 30 metric tonnes of dates will be distributed by WFP through its school meals programme.

3 March 2017

Simulation Exercise Builds Emergency Response Capacity For DSWD, OCD And WFP

CLARK, PAMPANGA – The Philippine Government’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), has conducted a simulation exercise from 27 February to 3 March 2017 to practice emergency logistics response during disasters.

1 July 2016

Lanao Del Norte Student Wins WFP Children’s Design Competition 2016

LANAO DEL NORTE – Nasif Cali, a Grade 6 student from Denaig Elementary School, Poona Piagapo, Lanao del Norte, is one of 20 students from across the globe to win the international Children’s Design Competition 2016 organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

30 May 2016

60,000 Filipino School Children Receive Dates From The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

MANILA – In time for the holy month of Ramadan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) is donating 30 metric tonnes of dates to school children in conflict-affected areas in Central Mindanao through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

26 April 2016

DSWD, WFP Launch Disaster Response Centre In Visayas

CEBU – In preparation for emergencies, the Visayas Disaster Response Centre (DRC) was inaugurated today in Mandaue City in Cebu Province by the Philippine government, through the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

30 September 2015

Revamped Response Centre Ready To Produce 50,000 Emergency Family Food Packs

MANILA – A revamped and modernized repacking system has been set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which will speed up the production of emergency food packs next time the country faces a disaster.
23 December 2014

DSWD & WFP Join To Strengthen Disaster Preparedness And Response In Philippines

MANILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is partnering with the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to further build capacity for disaster preparedness and response in the country.

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7 December 2014

WFP To Provide Transport, Food For Philippines Government Typhoon Response

MANILA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is providing transportation and food supplies to support the Philippines Government’s humanitarian response to Typhoon Hagupit, at the request of its main partner the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

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