Philippines: WFP Supports Govt Relief Efforts After Bohol Earthquake
Damaged Abatan Bridge, which connects the two towns of Cortez and Maribojoc in Bohol province
Residents putting up signs along the road, requesting food relief from people passing by
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.
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.
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.
The generator sets will be used to power operation centers, where volunteers and relief workers will be re-bagging items into relief packs.
WFP high energy biscuits at one of the relief centers in Bohol
Department of Social Welfare and Development staff distribute relief items, among them WFP high energy biscuits, at the Tubigon evacuation center.
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.
Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 7 Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat (center) distribute WFP high energy biscuits at the Tubigon evacuation center.
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.