High Energy Biscuits are important in the early days of an emergency because they are light, easy to transport and require no cooking. At a time when energy levels are low, they help keep people's spirits up. DONATE NOW
WFP rice is being distributed to typhoon survivors along with canned food as part of family food packs given out by Philippines government officials. This woman, former health worker Luisita Lumagbas, has just received her. She said she and her family had been struggling to find food in her neighborhood of Tacloban.
As food was being flown in, WFP officials were taking part in assessment missions to establish the scale of food and other humanitarian needs. Praveen Agrawal, head of the WFP office, was one of the first aid workers to reach Tacloban, just 24 hours after the typhoon. DONATE NOW
The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) team has just established connectivity at Tacloban town hall. The ECT, which works to provide communications services for all humanitarian workers, includes teams from WFP (FITTEST), Ericsson Response and emergency.lu, from Luxembourg.