Philippines

WFP Philippines Situation Report #8 - 13 July 2018

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Highlights

  • Through the generous support of the Government of Italy, WFP started a food assistance for assets activity in 15 barangays in Lanao del Sur. WFP provided vegetable seeds for planting to 1,580 participants and reached 7,900 individuals with rice.

  • WFP reached 93,270 individuals in Marawi and Iligan cities and nine municipalities in Lanao del Sur with rice, through general distributions.

In Numbers

208,000 returned individuals in need of assistance

214,000 individuals still displaced and in need of assistance

Marawi City Situation

  • As the Government shifts to the recovery and rehabilitation phase of the Marawi crisis seven months after the liberation of the city in October 2017, some 208,000 individuals have returned to their homes in Marawi City, but are still in need of food and livelihood support. Meanwhile, over 214,000 are still displaced and likewise require food and livelihood assistance.

  • In mid-June, hostilities broke out between the Government security forces and some suspected members of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group in the Tubaran-Pagayawan boundary in Lanao del Sur. More than 1,300 families reportedly fled to safety and are currently staying in evacuation centres or with host families in neighbouring municipalities.

  • The Armed Forces of the Philippines assured that the incident will not lead to another siege such as the Marawi crisis as the Maute fighters retreated to a mountainous region far from residential areas.
    WFP Response

  • In June, WFP expanded its humanitarian activities to cater to the need for livelihood support of families engaged in agriculture-based activities. Through a food assistance for assets activity, WFP targeted more than 1,500 farming families to support with rice and seeds for planting.

  • WFP will undertake another emergency food security assessment in Marawi City in July. The third in a series of assessments in Marawi, this aims to monitor the food security and nutrition situation of the people affected by the crisis one year after the disaster happened and eight months after the crisis ended.