Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 22 September 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << September 2017 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2007/04/19

WFP supplies food aid to 42,000 displaced by Jolo fighting

by Aveen Acua-Gulo

MANILA (19 April) -- The United Nations World Food Programme said today it will provide 85 metric tons of rice (1700 bags) to assist more than 42,000 people displaced by recent conflict on the troubled island of Jolo in Sulu Province in the Philippines.

Three days of clashes in the past week between Philippine troops and the Moro National Liberation Front on Jolo have resulted in 12 deaths and drove some 8,500 families from their homes in seven municipalities of Sulu.

We hope this support for hungry families will help stabilize the situation in Sulu, said Valerie Guarnieri, WFP Country Director in the Philippines. The province is one of the most conflict-affected areas of Mindanao, and the World Food Programme will provide assistance to these families in their time of need.

WFP is providing the food aid in response to a request from the Provincial Governor of Sulu and in cooperation with the Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process and the Department of Social Welfare and Development. WFP staff will travel to Sulu to plan and oversee the distribution.

Despite a 1996 peace accord between the Government and the MNLF, there have been occasional outbreaks of fighting. In March, WFP provided 25 metric tons rice (500 bags) to 6,000 displaced people in Sulu, who have since returned to their homes.

While the relief programme in Sulu involves the direct distribution of free food to displaced families, ongoing WFP-supported activities in Maguindanao, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur Provinces of Mindanao also use food to increase school attendance, repair damaged infrastructure, provide nutritional support for mothers and children and promote peace.

Major donors to WFPs emergency assistance programme for people affected by the conflict in Mindanao include: Multilateral funds (US$3.9 million); Japan (US$2.4 million) Australia (US$1.4 million) and Germany (US$985,000). (WFP/Philippines) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»GMA: Gov't committed to end Mindanao conflict
»E-Commerce for farmers to hike their income - DA
»Feature: GK stalwart exhorts rise of Filipino spirit
»DOH celebrates children's health campaign this April
»Davao TMC prepares for traffic come opening of classes
»Davao del Norte lacks potable water, IGCoS needs more electric power
»Feature: Bridging the gap in the workplace
»Komentaryo: Kaguluhan sa Sulu, tigilan na
»US Peace Corps head thanks PGMA for support in rescue efforts for missing Campbell
»Virginia Tech massacre magnifies need to keep school campuses safe and secure - PGMA
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines