Tagged: Philippines

Press Release

Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess the water and sanitation conditions in Bohol, after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines this week.

Story
APECO land grab in the Philippines. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

The APECO development project in the Philippines has been embroiled in controversy around the locals' land rights since it began. Lend your voice to help stop land grabs.

Press Release
Government officials update information board. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

We call on the government to allot resources for food security and livelihoods recovery of the people particularly in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley.

Emergency
Photo: Families get water from a tanker

Typhoon Bopha, known locally as Pablo, has hit the southern Philippines. More than 360,000 people are now staying in evacuation centers or with friends and relatives. Oxfam has started an emergency response in the hardest hit communities.

Press Release
Damaged housing in Kidawa village, Laak Municipality, Compostela Valley province

Oxfam and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines, the Humanitarian Response Consortium, or HRC, have begun an emergency response targeting communities hardest-hit by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) on the southern island of Mindanao.

Press Release

Despite being tagged as a super typhoon, the damages and destruction caused by typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) was not as severe compared to last year’s tropical storm Sendong which affected similar areas.

Campaign article
Photo of Svetlana Arkhipova in her vegetable garden

These case studies provide interesting insight on the situation in five emerging economies on key issues of food security, climate change and energy access and how Oxfam and partners are campaigning for change.

Press Release
Whole villages were wiped out by Washi. Photo: Ralph Jacinto Quiblat/Oxfa

International aid agency Oxfam today warned that a disease outbreak is “waiting to happen” unless authorities quickly manage the shortage of water supply and address sanitation needs around shelter areas, since the flash floods hit the area over the weekend.

Emergency
Typhoons, Philippines. Credit: REUTERS/John Javellana, Courtesy of Alertnet.org

Oxfam is responding to the flooding in the southern Philippines with humanitarian aid.

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