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‘Philippines’ posts

My First Step to Innovation

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 Posted in Asia, Philippines | 8 Comments »

“Not being creative and innovative enough” was a resounding response when we were asked about our worries as participants to the five-day workshop on innovation dubbed as Impact@Scale.

Women’s power against disasters

Monday, March 30th, 2015 Posted in Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Humanitarian, Philippines, Women's Rights | No Comments »

Never Again

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 Posted in Climate change adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Gender Equality, Inequality, Justin Morgan, Philippines | No Comments »

By Justin Morgan When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, one can only expect the worst. When Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) struck, it was, in an absolute and very real sense, an unstoppable force: the raw power ...

Farmers, Fisherfok Remember Haiyan

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 Posted in Climate change adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Inequality, Philippines | No Comments »

8 November 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines – 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.

Make the Right Move

Friday, November 7th, 2014 Posted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Climate change adaptation, community rights, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Humanitarian, Philippines | No Comments »

By Lan Mercado

Yolanda hates her name

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in Philippines | 1 Comment »

“Before the typhoon, life was ok. We could eat three times a day and had enough money to buy clothes,” said Yolanda Magason. She, her husband and their five children had a house and earned US$22 a day from fishing ...

Christmas and a mango tree

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 Posted in Philippines, RD's Journal | No Comments »

Written by Cherian Mathews, Regional Director of Oxfam Great Britain in Asia. There was a heavy downpour in Tacloban when Oxfam just started its hygiene kit distribution. There were around 500 people who had had been identified and given prior tokens ...

Christmas period of reflection for Filipinos rebuilding their lives after Haiyan

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

Across the Philippines, Christmas celebrations are uncharacteristically subdued this year as people reflect on the devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan and of the long task ahead to rebuild their lives. More than 6,000 people died and more than 1,700 people ...