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Philippines: WFP Supports Govt Relief Efforts After Bohol Earthquake

Philippines: Earthquake-Damaged Bridge

Damaged Abatan Bridge, which connects the two towns of Cortez and Maribojoc in Bohol province 

Philippines: Broken Earth

A house atop broken earth in Catigbian town, Bohol province  

Philippines: Landslides

A landslide caused by the Bohol earthquake

Philippines: Damaged Church

The church in Cortez town, damaged by the earthquake

Philippines: Signs Along The Road

Residents putting up signs along the road, requesting food relief from people passing by 

Philippines: Logistics Support For Government's Earthquake Operations

WFP has provided transport assistance to the Philippine Government’s Bohol earthquake operations through the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and in coordination with the Office of Civil Defense, Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Coast Guard.

Philippines: Moving Relief From Land To Sea

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard carry relief goods from WFP trucks onto Coast Guard vessels, which will take the relief items to earthquake-hit Bohol province.

Philippines: Generator Sets To Support Earthquake Relief Operations

WFP has also provided three (3) generator sets to assist in the Philippine Government’s relief operations in Bohol province, where power was cut off after the earthquake. 

Philippines: Powering Relief Operation Centers

The generator sets will be used to power operation centers, where volunteers and relief workers will be re-bagging items into relief packs. 

Philippines: High Energy Biscuits For Affected Communities

WFP high energy biscuits at one of the relief centers in Bohol

Philippines: Relief For Earthquake-Affected Communities

Department of Social Welfare and Development staff distribute relief items, among them WFP high energy biscuits, at the Tubigon evacuation center.

Philippines: Relief Distribution

WFP Philippines Representative and Country Director Praveen Agrawal (second from left) and Department of Social Welfare and Development Assistant Secretary Camilo Gudmalin (left) distributing relief packs with WFP high energy biscuits.

Philippines: Relief For The Affected

Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 7 Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat (center) distribute WFP high energy biscuits at the Tubigon evacuation center. 

Philippines: WFP Mobile Storage Unit

A WFP mobile storage unit at the Tubigon Community Hospital grounds. The unit is where relief goods from the humanitarian community can be stored, or where government family packs can be re-bagged.


Last 15 October 2013, the province of Bohol experienced a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that left a number of its towns devastated. WFP Philippines quickly offered its support to the Government of the Philippines as it responded to the emergency caused by the earthquake.