86,000 people have been reached by WFP so far with cash, voucher and in-kind assistance. This includes 18,000 people who received cash and voucher assistance over the past week.
550 trucks have been mobilized by WFP to transport 612,500 family food packs from food packaging facilities of the Government of the Philippines
24 locations have been connected to internet by WFP: 15 satellite dishes (VSATs) at government offices and 9 for humanitarian responders (via local internet providers
• WFP launched a cash assistance programme in Bohol and Southern Leyte. The programme allows vulnerable people to purchase food according to their needs. Enabling them to buy from local markets also boosts the economy.
• WFP began voucher distributions in Surigao Del Norte (mainland). Beneficiaries redeem these vouchers from locally selected retailers delivering goods to the barangays.
• WFP is preparing to commence cash assistance programmes in Dinagat and Siargao Islands in parallel with the ongoing rice distribution.