News release
7 December 2014

MANILA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is providing transportation and food supplies to support the Philippines Government’s humanitarian response to Typhoon Hagupit, at the request of its main partner the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin, Climate Change, Emergencies, School Meals
17 October 2014

MANILA/ROME – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made towards “zero hunger”.

13 October 2014

NORTH COTABATO – Families displaced by conflict in Central Mindanao have made significant gains in rebuilding their livelihoods through a two-year peace-building project implemented by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

16 September 2014

WFP Statement to offer clarification on recent media coverage regarding the use of its funds in the response to Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.

5 May 2014

MANILA – To complement the national government’s efforts in disaster preparedness and response, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today formally handed over logistics equipment to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) at a ceremony in Manila.

7 February 2014

MANILA/TACLOBAN – Three months after Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, devastated the Philippines, more than 2.8 million people have received emergency food and nutrition support through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of the Philippines, NGOs and UN agencies. In the coming weeks and months, WFP will help families rebuild their livelihoods while continuing to meet the immediate needs of the most vulnerable.

24 December 2013

ROME – Multi-million album selling star Sami Yusuf released today a new song dedicated to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Entitled “Hopes Survives”, the not-for-profit track is the backbone of ‘Live Feed Philippines,’ a campaign in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to encourage donations to support families affected by one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall.

12 December 2013

MANILA - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide PHP 260 m (US$ 6 m) in cash assistance to 500,000 food insecure people in over 60 municipalities across Panay Island, Leyte and Samar in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

26 November 2013

TACLOBAN, Philippines – As assessments of the devastation wreaked by Super-Typhoon Haiyan highlight the immediate need to provide food assistance to all affected communities, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extending its reach with airlifts, ferry services and trucks.

17 November 2013

TACLOBAN, Philippines -- Food for more than three-quarters of a million people has been dispatched to communities hit by Typhoon Haiyan – and more is arriving every day, says UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.