Cousins Melody Rapatan (left) and Venice Crisologo (right) smile as they collect their food assistance from DSWD and WFP, received on time thanks to USAID/OFDA’s logistics support.

 

Photo credit: WFP Philippines/Anthony Chase Lim

Philippines: Timely Support Appreciated

Providing timely assistance after a humanitarian emergency is one of the World Food Programme's (WFP) main goals. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), WFP was able to preposition food in strategic areas around the country before Typhoon Hagupit made landfall.

Overview

In 2006, following a request of the Government of the Philippines, WFP returned to the country to complement the government’s efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Mindanao by addressing the food security needs of vulnerable people in conflict-affected areas.

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