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The Climate Vote: Know Your Candidate’s Stand on Climate Change Issues

The Philippines is one of the countries most at risk from the harsh impacts of Climate Change. The country ranked first among the countries hit by the most number of disasters in the period of 2000-2015.

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Posted in Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Justice, GROW, News

Immediate and adequate assistance, more in-depth assessments needed to help El Nino-stricken farmers – Oxfam

7 April 2016, Koronadal, Philippines—- “Oxfam calls on the Philippine government to provide  immediate and adequate food and livelihood assistance to affected farmers and their families, especially in the hardest hit areas of Mindanao,”  Jermaine Bayas, Oxfam’s DRR and Response

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Posted in Climate Change, Mindanao, News

Impacts of El Nino may last longer, Oxfam warns

18 March 2016, Tacloban City, Philippines – Even as the super-charged El Nino is nearing its end, its impact on affected communities may last much longer, warned international development agency Oxfam. “Drought caused by El Nino has meant that harvests

Posted in Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, News

Why are legislators not upholding the law?

Oxfam’s statement on the deletion of budget for contraceptives “By striking off the P1 billion allocation for contraceptives, senators are detracting from their duty to protect the poorest Filipinos from the risks of further poverty, maternal death, and HIV. This

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Aid agencies call upon donors to commit funds to save lives in countries hit by El Nino

A number of the world’s leading aid agencies warned that an inadequate response to El Nino would put an already overstretched humanitarian system under intense strain and put tens of millions more people at extreme risk of hunger, homelessness and

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Posted in Climate Change, News

Oxfam joins Philippines climate march ahead of Paris climate summit opening

28 November 2015, Manila, Philippines – Thousands of students, farmers, activists and faith-based groups marched today in Quezon City echoing one call: “Our survival is non-negotiable.” The call is directed at world leaders meeting in Paris for the United Nations

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Two years after Yolanda: Intl groups cite case studies of effective advocacy practices

27 November 2015, Manila, Philippines – Working with local and national leaders in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) ensured that the needs of vulnerable communities were at the heart of the recovery and rehabilitation efforts, said a

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Poor people must be at the heart of APEC summit– Oxfam

New Oxfam policy paper A Different Route calls for shared prosperity in Asia. How to close the great divide between the wealthy few and millions of poor people in Asia must be at the top of the agenda of world leaders attending the APEC summit next week, according to international development organization Oxfam.

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