Rice Donation arrives in the Philippines for World Vision Marawi Response

A portion of a 2,000 metric tons of rice donation have reached the Philippine shore and will soon be distributed to around 66,000 families who were affected by the armed conflict that happened in Marawi City.

The rice donation is given by people from Taiwan through the collaboration of World Vision Taiwan and World Vision Philippines.

World Vision Taiwan CEO, Mr. Andrew Wang, along with World Vision Philippines Executive Director, Rommel V. Fuerte, and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 10 Regional Director, Mari-flor Dollaga-Libang, spearheaded the checking of the arrived shipment in an international port in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Also present in the event were representatives of Wan-Hai Shipping Lines, which is a partner of the project

Mr. Wang expressed that the food assistance project is a way of the Taiwan people in extending a helping hand to the affected families in Marawi. The rice donation will sustain the families as they recover their livelihood.

The party also met with the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Manager, ASEC Felix Castro Jr. and DSWD Undersecretary, Felicisimo Budiongan in the TBFM Field Office Marawi City. They also visited the most affected area in the afternoon.

The distribution is expected to kick off in September. World Vision will conduct a turnover ceremony of the rice donation to the Philippine Government through DSWD.

Since June 2017 up until now, World Vision has assisted 48,000 individuals, including 25,000 children.