Christian Aid partners continue to work tirelessly in response to the devastation wrought by Typhoon Washi in December 2011.
In times of disaster, the poorest families are generally the worst affected, as they tend to live in the riskiest areas and their modest homes are the least able to withstand powerful winds, heavy rains and surging floodwaters. The impact of Typhoon Washi was no exception.
Read more about our response to Typhoon Washi
The destruction caused by extreme weather events, environmental damage inflicted by mining activities and the loss of huge tax revenues are but some of the problems that continue to impact on the lives of many in the Philippines.
Christian Aid partner organisations in the Philippines are helping the most vulnerable communities cope with disasters and adapt to the effects of climate change.
While our partners help poor people, in both rural and urban areas, protect and claim their rights to homes, land, services and resources, they are also campaigning for more equitable national and international economic policies.
We work with 16 partners in the Philippines, here’s a small selection:
Unlad Kabayan works in Manila's slums helping communities earn a living, gain access to services, and campaign for secure housing. They are currently helping those affected by Tyhpoon Washi, providing cash assistance and support to families who have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Action for Economic Reforms (AER) is a policy think tank, based in Manila, advocating for changes to economic systems and policy at a national level, in order to bring about a more fair, equal and sustainable society. With the support of Christian Aid, AER is also working with the international Tax Justice Network to advocate for tax system reforms at an international level.
MACEC was formed to address urgent emergency operations related to a mine spill on the island of Marinduque in 1996. The project aims to strengthen communities' ability to cope with environmental destruction and the physical and economic displacement caused by mining activities.
MACEC has helped secure £450,000 in compensation and has also helped bring about a 50 year moratorium on mining on the island.
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