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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 will be participating at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai Japan, March 14-18th. 

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.


29 December 2014

From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.

General Food Distribution
17 December 2014

Providing timely assistance after a humanitarian emergency is one of the World Food Programme's (WFP) main goals. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), WFP was able to preposition food in strategic areas around the country before Typhoon Hagupit made landfall.

General Food Distribution
17 December 2014

The town of Dolores in Eastern Samar experienced the brunt of Typhoon Hagupit when it made its first landfall in the area on 6 December 2014. Here is the story of Diana Enciso who shares her experience during Hagupit.

Emergencies
5 December 2014

As Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines this weekend, WFP has been closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond with immediate food assistance as well as logistics and telecommunications support to complement the government's response, if required.  The infographic below provides an overview of the situation: 

Emergencies
7 November 2014

It has been a year since Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines. The World Food Programme’s Faizza Tanggol and Anthony Chase Lim went back to Leyte to find out how the people are rebuilding their lives one year on.