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Fisherfolk, surfers hold ceremony to remember dead on anniversary of typhoon Haiyan

Sending prayers to those swept by the storms and the sea.

Fisherfolk affected by typhoon Haiyan have called on the government to support them with livelihoods opportunities and safe homes one year since the storm devastated a large corridor through the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan affected an estimated 14 million people

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One year after Haiyan: Farmers, fisherfolk join historic march demanding for climate resilience

One year since super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines, affected communities have joined a historic march calling on the government to invest more in preparing for climate disasters. Climate scientists predict an increase in the number

Posted in climate change, food justice, GROW, Haiyan, News

Typhoon Haiyan: Government should address remaining humanitarian needs, get recovery right – Oxfam

“A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, close to a million people continue to live in inadequate shelters and are still struggling to find the resources to resume their livelihoods”, says international humanitarian and development agency Oxfam, in a

Posted in climate change, food justice, GROW, Haiyan, News, relocation

Clean hands save lives!

Christoper Cabalhiw, a local volunteer working with Oxfam as a Public Health Promoter.  Here asking children questions about washing their hands.  Jerichol (6) is giving him an answer. Oxfam public health promotion activity with children aimed at encouraging children to understand why and how to wash their hands and use the latrines.

It’s there again. That up-beat tempo hits the airwaves while you are tightly squeezed inside the jeepney with fifteen other passengers.

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Oxfam urges government to implement relocation plans, respect rights of displaced families

Almost a year after Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Haiyan) devastated Eastern Visayas, majority of the 200,000 families identified for resettlement by the government continue to live in bunkhouses, homes repaired with scraps and debris from the typhoon, and tents.

Posted in GROW, Haiyan, News, relocation

Mindanao LGUs to national gov’t: Provide access to climate adaptation funds

Koronadal City (September 17, 2014) —– Local government units from Mindanao urged the national government to make funding for climate change adaptation from the People’s Survival Fund  immediately available to local governments, as they prepare to adapt to slow set

Posted in climate change, GROW, Mindanao, News

Oxfam: Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam, says. The destruction caused by Yolanda

Posted in Haiyan, Land Rights, News

Local government officials call for more climate adaptation investments in Mindanao

Manila, Philippines (October 25, 2013) —– Local chief executives of ARMM, Central Mindanao, and Caraga Regions call on the national government and international donor agencies to invest more in climate change adaptation initiatives in Mindanao. In a forum entitled “Making

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