Philippines: Supplementary Feeding To Fight Malnutrition In Typhoon Bopha-Affected Areas
Natural disasters such as Typhoon Pablo place children at extreme risk of malnutrition. Right in the aftermath of the typhoon, WFP and its partners from the Department of Health, UNICEF and Save the Children launched a supplementary feeding programme to prevent all children ages 0-59 months in the affected areas from slipping into malnutrition.
Over 53,000 children have been reached by this programme. After two months, WFP and its partners have now started targeting children who have been found to be moderately malnourished, to be given appropriate treatment. Under a global agreement, WFP has the mandate to address moderate malnutrition while UNICEF focuses on severe malnutrition.