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Clean hands save lives!

by: Daniel Ceeline Ramonal, Information and Communications Officer for Leyte Field Office “Basain, sabunin, kuskusin, kuskusin Basain, sabunin, kuskusin, kuskusin

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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.

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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

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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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Oxfam: Serious public health issues in earthquake-hit areas of Bohol

Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2013 – International humanitarian organization Oxfam says that there are serious public health concerns that need to be immediately addressed.  Sagbayan Municipality, and neighboring areas that were closest to the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake

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Monsoon floods reveal communities’ fighting form vs disaster

Manila, 11 August 2012 – For three straight days monsoon rains poured and a new landscape of resilience it seems has emerged: death toll numbers have been kept at bay, residents trapped in homes were rescued and fed and given

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Women’s awesome powers can fix world’s broken food system

Around the world women are making decisions about what their families eat. And collectively, those women hold enormous power.  As consumers, women control about 70% of the world’s annual consumer spending. It’s not right that cooking and caring for the

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