A lower-middle-income country, the Philippines has a food deficit that is exacerbated by the combined effects of man-made and natural disasters that include earthquakes, typhoons, and armed conflict.
As one of the world's most disaster-prone countries, it ranked third out of 171 countries on the 2015 World Risk Index and fourth out of 188 countries on the 2016 Global Climate Risk Index.
The country experiences around 20 typhoons a year, five of which are expected to cause major damage and trigger floods and landslides. Vulnerability to the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and climate change-related phenomena, such as drought, exacerbate the situation.
The Mindanao region has suffered from over four decades of armed conflict. This has resulted in internal displacements – between 2000 and 2010, over 40 percent of families were displaced at least once because of the violence – and overall deterioration of living standards. The people of the Central Mindanao region are the country’s poorest, showing significantly lower rates of primary-school completion and stunted growth (caused by chronic malnutrition) among children under five.
TAI LIMITED is working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world through several hunger relief programs, including therapeutic feeding for malnourished children and nursing mothers, emergency food distributions in crisis situations, hot meals for orphans and the elderly, and food parcels for families in poor neighborhoods.
Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the nation's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.