Stories
Share
Emergencies
26 June 2015

On 6 December 2014, Typhoon Hagupit, locally named Ruby, swept across the central part of the Philippines. A path of destruction was left in the wake of the slow-moving category five storm which left the Philippine Area of Responsibility four days after its initial landfall. The provinces within the Eastern Visayas region received the brunt of the typhoon as more than 1.7 million people were adversely affected, while agricultural livelihoods sustained over PhP840 million worth of damages.

Building on an existing strategic partnership, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) worked closely to provide timely, life-saving relief and early recovery assistance to the typhoon-affected populations.

Ambassadors & Celebrities
5 June 2015

One month after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, WFP Philippines National Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion and renowned fashion photographer Mark Nicdao organized a photo exhibition to help raise funds for the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Nepal earthquake operations. Here are some of the photos during the two-day exhibit.

School Meals
16 April 2015

When the World Food Programme (WFP) held a drawing contest for students who were part of WFP's global school meals programmes last year, three out of the 16 winning illustrations came from students in the Philippines. This year, five entries from the Philippines are competing for the 2015 Children’s Design Competition. Read about the inspiration behind the drawings and how the school meals programme helps communities work towards Zero Hunger.

Focus on Women
30 March 2015

Behind efforts to achieve Zero Hunger are humanitarian staff working tirelessly in the field or behind office desks. Here is the story of two women staff from the World Food Programme (WFP) Philippines, Haydee Balading and Charlyn Pendang, who contribute to addressing food and nutrition security in the country.

Cash and Vouchers
27 March 2015

When Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made its landfall in the province of Eastern Samar in the Philippines on 6 December 2014, many residents had never experienced a storm of such a scale. Melba Rivera and Wilmar Balagasay look back at the hardships they and their families endured and share how they have been rebuilding their lives after the storm through the help of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Climate Change
13 March 2015

The province of Laguna, located a mere 30 kilometres outside the Philippines’ capital of Manila, is exposed to a multitude of hazards, the primary of which is flooding. The overflow from Laguna de Bay − the province’s largest lake – and inland rivers turn the farmlands into vast bodies of water due to heavy downpours, worsened by improper waste management. Over the years, flooding has damaged property, livelihoods, and the lives of the residences of the province.


9 March 2015

Disasters disproportionately affect the world’s poorest people and communities, significantly increasing hunger and malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition increase people's exposure to risk.  Because of this, disaster risk reduction is a central priority for the World Food Programme (WFP). 

Here are some key facts on the link between disasters and hunger.

 

Focus on Women
6 March 2015

In the course of its work in the Philippines, the World Food Programme has crossed paths with many women who have shown strength and leadership in their respective communities in order to achieve Zero Hunger. This March -- Women's Month -- be inspired by their stories.

Cash and Vouchers
27 February 2015

In December 2014, Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) first hit the municipality of Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines. Ma. Lourdes ‘Ondith’ Senina and Ana Helen Docabo, residents of Dolores, share their experience during Hagupit and how they have gotten back on their feet with assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Capacity Building
28 January 2015

Benguet is not a stranger to natural disasters – from earthquakes to typhoons – which have resulted in the loss of lives in the province.  Benguet’s experiences from these disasters cemented the belief that it is not enough to just be equipped when responding. Preparedness is equally important.

Meet some of the drivers of disaster resilience in the Province of Benguet. With the help of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response and Climate Change Adaptation (DPR/CCA) Projects, they are moulding Benguet into a province that is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.