WFP Philippines Country Brief, December 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • WFP supported the Government of the Philippines in its humanitarian response following Typhoon NockTen through logistics assistance.

  • WFP reached 130,400 people in Mindanao to improve their food security.

Operational Updates

  • WFP provided assistance to 130,400 individuals in Mindanao to enhance their resilience. Of this, 43,300 people received food through the asset-creation programme and another 6,000 through general food distribution, while 8,800 pregnant and nursing women and 10,300 children aged 6-23 months were supported under the stunting prevention programme. In addition, WFP provided school meals to 62,000 school age children in primary schools.

  • The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) requested logistics assistance from WFP to transport relief goods to the areas that were affected by Typhoon Nock-Ten, which barrelled the Bicol region of the country on 25 December. WFP provided 39 trucks to deliver 527 metric tonnes (mt) of relief goods (equivalent to 324 mt of family food packs and 202.5 mt of rice).

  • The Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (PAHP) is being rolled out to two regions in the country in collaboration with the Department of Agrarian Reform, DSWD and the Department of Agriculture with technical support from FAO and WFP. Patterned after the Food Acquisition Programme (PAA) and National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) of Brazil, the PAHP is aimed at reducing poverty and hunger in selected communities through the convergence of services of government line agencies.

  • WFP Philippines was given a special citation by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in recognition of its contribution to its partnership with local government units in disaster preparedness and response. The citation was given during the Gawad Kalasag awarding ceremonies.