UN food agency launches campaign to raise $21.6M for ‘Pablo’ victims


DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The UN’s World Food Programme on Tuesday launched a separate campaign to raise $21.6 million in funds as hunger continues to threaten areas devastated by Typhoon Pablo.

The WFP’s fund drive is part of the $65-million global fund-raising campaign that the UN launched here Monday.

Stephen Anderson, WFP Philippines country director, said the WFP fund drive was aimed at boosting the humanitarian agency’s efforts to provide of “life-saving food and nutrition assistance, as well as logistics support for 400,000 people” who have been most affected by Pablo in “the worst-hit areas of  Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, the Caraga region, and Lanao del Sur.”

Anderson said the WFP’s food assistance for Pablo victims will run until May next year.

“(It) complements the government’s ongoing relief and early recovery operations through a single food supply pipeline, jointly managed with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), to ensure an efficient and coordinated response to food needs on the ground,” he said.

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  • Your_King

    Good that someone is helping these victims. Hopefully they don’t get forgotten. Aquino has short term memory when it comes to victims that are poor. There were over 2 million flood victims from the severe rains that flooded Manila back in August that Aquino seems to have already long forgotten.

    • kanoy

      Aquino GMA Erap it matters not who poses as prez its never been any different no matter who sits in that chair,,,the RP has no divorce so the question is,,,do people understand the meaning of the words ”I DO”? it carries with it RESPONSIBILITIES no president said I DO to these victims spouses and we all complain ”the prez forgot us” knowing he would all along so bottom line we forgot ourselves its up to us as husbands wives mothers fathers to start caring for our own…storm warning? CLEAR OUT 24 typhoon a yr PAGASA aint got nothing on the coconut tree wireless CHISMIS we know whats coming and when and yet we choose to stay people who do this are not VICTIMS their STUPID to risk the life and safety of the one they pledged to protect

      • Your_King

        It does matter who is the President. Even if people believe that things in the Philippines are always bad, the President can at least help things not be so bad. But if a President like Aquino is inactive and doesn’t do enough to help the country then things can only get worse. No matter how high you start, without proper care things will go down.

      • kanoy

         That’s what i said>>Aquino GMA Erap it matters not who poses as
        prez its never been any different no matter who sits in that
        chair>>how many jobs has the Aquino administration created in 2
        years?>0< ZERO….businesses create jobs,,,bring in business,
        bring in jobs, help create businesses, help create jobs….The U.S. economy created 146,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate
        slid to 7.7 percent, in a report much better than economists had
        expected. 225-250,000 was the number once thought
        needed to drop the unemployment numbers…CBCP GO OUT AND MULTIPLY
        MULTIPLY MULTIPLY…. it was thought that you needed 150,000 jobs
        created per month just to keep up with population growth.

  • disqusted0fu

    thank goodness the UN and other countries are helping out! if we rely on our government alone, recovery will take forever. they are just too busy with the RH and sin tax bills or whatever their own interests are.

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