We are focusing our work so that every programme reaches those most in need, addresses the root causes of poverty, speaks truth to power and raises the voices of people living in poverty.
Inspired by our new global strategy, Standing Together, we are deepening our interventions in fewer countries and living as good stewards within our means.
Christian Aid worked in the Philippines for nearly 40 years, focusing on resilience and justice to address the persistent poverty and inequality aggravated by disasters and the risks of climate change. This work built on foundations of economic policies, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, mining and urban poverty.
Women leading drive to renewable energy
One of the legacies of Christian Aid’s work in the Philippines is a movement of women, survivors of 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan, leading the drive towards renewable energy.
A collection of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is one of the countries most vulnerable to the climate crisis. Christian Aid’s partner, the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), worked in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, to integrate renewable energy into disaster response, and rebuild safer, more sustainable communities.
Despite bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, women like Virginia – once a coconut farmer, forced closer to the sea by the Typhoon in order to survive – use solar power to support their families, and to prepare and respond to disasters. Fisherfolk can fish throughout the night, and the island’s only baker can sell bread at dawn.
I worked with women’s groups for two decades. It’s proven that when you put trust in their leadership, they will take off’
Maria Alexandra Prura
Christian Aid’s Country Director of the Philippines
Reports and resources
Download all of our Disaster Zone resources in one go through a zip file.
Download all of our Welsh language Crazy Climate resources in one go through a zip file.
Download all of our Crazy Climate resources in one go through a zip file.
This presentation introduces the topic of disasters and can be used alongside the disaster zone game.
This assembly will help pupils to understand more about disasters and can be used in response to a new disaster when it happens.
A selection of classroom activities in Welsh for ages 7-11 exploring the impact of climate change and poverty.
A selection of classroom activities for ages 7-11 exploring the impact of climate change and poverty.
These teaching notes are designed to help teachers prepare for the disaster zone game.
This simulation game challenges pupils to think about what they would do in emergency situations.
This case study provides information on flooding that happened in the Philippines in 2012.
Our past programmes
Linking Preparedness, Resilience and Response (LPRR)
The LPRR project aimed to improve the understanding and use of best practices in preparedness and resilience to respond to emergencies.
Christian Aid is exiting the Philippines as part of a change programme to deliver greater impact globally. Our work was based in Manila, drawing on the expertise of colleagues at our UK headquarters, other Christian Aid teams across Asia and the world, and INGO networks and alliances in the Philippines and at international level.
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