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Philippines: WFP Holds National Forum on Disaster Preparedness and Response

Date Published: 
07/30/2013
Summary: 

MANILA, Philippines - International donors on Wednesday stressed the need for the Philippines to continue investing in programs that would enhance its disaster preparedness capabilities.

Praveen Agrawal, country director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines, said such investments are important since disasters worsen the living conditions of the poor, many of whom are undernourished.