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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

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