Philippines

WFP Philippines Country Brief, September 2018

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In Numbers

830 mt of food assistance distributed

US$2.39 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements

138,677 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP aided the Government’s Super Typhoon Mangkhut response through the transportation of 1,034 mt of rice from the National Food Authority Warehouse to the National Response Operations Centre (food packing facility). WFP also loaned a mobile storage unit, 120 wooden pallets, and warehouse management support to the Department of Social Welfare and Development office in Benguet.

  • WFP participated on the coordinated rapid damage needs assessment in Regions I, II, and the Cordillera Administrative Region which aimed to better understand the priority humanitarian needs in the affected regions. The findings revealed cash-based assistance as a top priority for intervention.

  • WFP will implement an unconditional cash-based assistance programme to assist 5,800 typhoonaffected families in Itogon, Benguet and Baggao, Cagayan in the coming months.

  • In Marawi, WFP launched SCOPE – its cloud-based beneficiary and entitlement system – to assist the Government in the profiling and validation of permanent residents of Marawi City who have returned and those who are still displaced. In a pilot run in Sagonsongan, WFP registered 133 families.

  • WFP’s food assistance continues in Marawi, reaching 3,280 individuals through general distribution of rice, and 49,453 schoolchildren through emergency school feeding. In Maguindanao, WFP on-site school feeding reached 44,593 schoolchildren.

  • Through its nutrition programmes in Marawi and Maguindanao, WFP provided 5,871 pregnant and lactating women and 10,150 children under five with specialized nutritious food. These nutrition interventions bring the country closer to the goal of reducing stunting and wasting rates in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

  • WFP’s asset creation activity in Marawi empowers farm and fisher families in Central Mindanao. WFP reached 25,330 individuals.