The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD 7) announced it has received 800-metric tons of rice bags from the People’s Republic China through the efforts of the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR). DSWD-7 Director Mercedita Jabagat extended her gratitude to the Chinese government and assured that the donation will reach the disaster affected families in Central Visayas…Full Article: Manila Bulletin Mar 2014

Key point

  • A total of 6,000 rice bags were donated to Cebu Province and 10,000 rice bags to Bohol Province, both of which are islands located in the central section of the Filipino archipelago

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  • In November 2013, China has offered 1,400 tons of rice to Guinea Bissau owing to a poor cashew harvest that precipitated the need for food aid
  • In January 2013. Guangxi Province, southern China, donated 100 tons of milled rice to Cambodia

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