Friday, December 23, 2011

WFP supports the Government of the Philippines Response to Sendong-affected communities

WFP ambassador KC Conception offering help to Sendong victims
Tropical Storm Washi (locally known as “Sendong”) which hit Northern Mindanao over the weekend, caused massive flooding, flashfloods and landslides, resulting in the death of over 1,000 people. Some 285,000 people have been displaced, many of whom are taking refuge with relatives or in makeshift structures. 

The World Food Programme (WFP) is responding to the Philippine Government’s request for international support and is mobilizing to assist 220,000 of the most vulnerble persons, many of whom have limited access to nutritious food and clean drinking water.  

Augmenting government’s relief efforts,  WFP assistance, at the initial phase of the response, focuses on providing fortified ready-to-eat foods as well as logistics support to the Philippine government and  humanitarian agencies.

Make things happen, we  should do our part in helping and making this Christmas more bearable for them.

Photo credit: WFP/John Javellana/Philippines

**Press release from WFP.

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