Philippines: WFP Assists The Government’s Disaster Response To Tropical Storm Washi
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Published on 1 February 2012

WFP continues to support the government's relief and early recovery efforts for persons highly affected by Tropical Storm Washi, which battered southern Philippines December last year.

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Vice President Jejomar Binay, and Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman are joined by World Food Programme Regional Director for Asia Kenro Oshidari, WFP Philippines Country Director and Representative Stephen Anderson, WFP Philippines Iligan City sub-office head Baicon Macaraya, and WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion during groundbreaking rites at the Barangay Sta. Elena relocation site at Iligan City.

WFP is supporting the government's relief and early recovery efforts for persons highly affected by Tropical Storm Washi. To date, WFP has successfully reached 250,000 people, including those living in remote and inaccessible areas.


Photo Credit: WFP/Voltaire Domingo/Philippines