Filipino farmers affected by fighting in Marawi are to receive food assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme. This has been made possible by a P12.4 million (€300,000) contribution from the Government of Italy to WFP.
“Italy stands with the Philippine Government in its efforts to assist the people of Marawi,” said Italian Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino. “Our partnership with the World Food Programme will support the food needs of thousands of Filipinos as they rebuild their lives.”
Thanks to this latest contribution, WFP will support 1,600 displaced farmers and their families over a period of three months, providing them with food assistance in exchange for their participation in agricultural activities to restore community assets.