HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
WFP distributes relief to the displaced in S Philippines

Xinhua

2362 days ago   Article ID# 84100
Original URL

 

United Nation's World Food Program

BEIJING, CHINA (Xinhua) - COTABATO, Philippines, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- An international relief agency distributed relief to thousands of people displaced in the fighting between state security forces and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines.

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura, representatives from the United Nation's World Food Program, and local officials witnessed the first distributions of rice in Maguindanao on Tuesday where there are thousands of evacuees still staying in evacuation camps.

Tokyo channeled 455 million Philippine pesos (about 9.4 million U.S. dollars) to WFP to assist people affected by conflict and internal displacement in Mindanao.

"WFP is extremely grateful to the Government of Japan for its generous donation used to purchase 8,160 metric tons of rice," said WFP Country Director in the Philippines Stephen Anderson.

"This rice is being distributed to needy displaced families and will also play a critical role in complementing longer-term food security initiatives in Mindanao, thus building the stake of conflict affected population in the peace process," he added.

The WFP, the world's largest humanitarian agency, aims to feed around 100 million people in 77 countries this year.

Copyright 2016 Xinhua   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 2362 days ago   Article ID# 84100

United Nation's World Food Program    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More World Food Programme News

USAid to disburse $165m in aid

10 hours ago From newsday.co.zw 

HARARE, ZIMBABWE - ...

UN agency provides food to Syrians fleeing Aleppo fighting

34 hours ago From un.org 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - ...

Australia allocates $3m to feed displaced persons

2 days ago From punchng.com 

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - ...

WFP preparing to scale up food distribution in Zimbabwe

3 days ago From voazimbabwe.com 

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ...

Turnbull government donates $25 million in aid to refugees in Syria and Iraq

7 days ago From huffingtonpost.com.au 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Climate change fuels bushfire fears

Action: Climate Change

Expect longer and more severe bushfire seasons due to climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution.

Stop cruel gassing of Texas wildlife

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Texas state officials are considering a ban on "gassing," a barbarous hunting technique used to drive snakes out of their und ...

Save Alaska's ancient trees

Action: Stop Deforestation

Anyone who's spent time in an old-growth forest knows what it means to stand in awe -- of time and mass on another scale, lif ...

Air pollution raises risk of death 'for decades after exposure'

Action: Stop Pollution

Air pollution raises the risk of death for many decades after exposure, according to the longest-running study to date.
...

Noise pollution may be harming the world’s most endangered killer whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

Undersea noise from container ships, oil tankers, and cargo ships may be drowning out communications among the endangered orc ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.