On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, affecting about 14 million people. 4 million people were left homeless. There was a strong emergency response inititally, but we are concerned that long-term recovery is not happening fast enough for the poorest people.
Serious public health concerns need to be immediately addressed in Sagbayan Municipality, and neighboring areas, where the greatest number of people living without adequate quantities of safe water and sanitation facilities are located.
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.
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.
We call on the government to allot resources for food security and livelihoods recovery of the people particularly in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley.
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.
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.