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Philippines: Safe Distribution of Food Assistance

All affected people need food, but some need it more than others

 The condition of elderly, sick and infants is the first to deteriorate where there is a lack of food, and pregnant and lactating women also need to be given priority in food distributions

Not everyone needs the same food

 People without teeth, such as infants and elderly, may be unable to eat some solid foods
 Indigenous people such as Mamanwa and Monobos may have different diets to other Filipinos, such as eating cassava instead of rice

Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
World Food Programme
Original Publication Date: 
28 Nov 2013
Document type: 
Policy and Guidance
Location(s): 
Philippines
Coordination hub(s): 
Manila
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013