Thanks to the stable and predictable funding from donors such as Canada, WFP was on the ground in 2013 providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in high-profile and seemingly forgotten crises around the world. Four large-scale emergiences required significantly scaled-up operations in 2013, namely crises in the Philippines, the central African republic, South Sudan and Syria. As an example, three months after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, WFP had offered food assistance to more than 2.8 million people in 100 municipalities, and 500,000 people had received cash assistance to purchase food.