Around 13.4 million Filipino families considered themselves poor, resulting to the highest self-rated poverty recorded in the last five years according to the 2019 SWS Survey. As poverty has direct effects to food insecurity, the hunger crisis in the Philippines is expected to worsen because of the pandemic.
Now more than ever, we are maximizing our efforts to ensure coverage of the immediate needs of vulnerable families that do not have access to food. With your help, we can provide more food packs, cash distributions, and livelihood support or cash-for-work programs for the communities we are working with.
(Photo by Alfons Rodriguez for Action Against Hunger)