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Christian Aid in the Philippines

Christian Aid’s work in the Philippines focuses on resilience and justice to address the persistent poverty and inequality aggravated by disasters and the risks of climate change. Building on its previous work around economic policies, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, mining and urban poverty, it aims to achieve justice and resilience for the poor in the country.

More than half of the population of the Philippines live in disaster prone areas, and the country has the second greatest risk of disaster worldwide, according to the World Risk Report 2014.

The Philippines experiences around 20 typhoons a year and, being in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, is at high risk of earthquakes. Twenty of the largest cities are situated on the coast and are most at risk of rising sea levels and extreme climate conditions.

We are currently updating this page and further information will be coming soon.

Reports and resources

This case study provides information on flooding that happened in the Philippines in 2012.

This worksheet provides a range of activities about disasters and emergencies.

This interactive team game will help pupils work together to understand the devastating impact of a disaster on the lives of people living in poverty.

A review of the Rice Watch Action Network's Climate Resiliency Field School. A season-long training programme with a focus on sustainable farming.

A summary of an impact assessment carried out in the Philippines, on Christian Aid’s partner Rice Watch Action Network's programme to help farmers.

Since 2007, Rice Watch Action Network has been helping small-scale farmers adapt to a changing environment through the Climate Resiliency Field Sch

This report is aimed at development practitioners and donors to help identify and address the needs of those most at risk of being left behind.

Outlines efforts underway to reach the areas, which are the poorest in the country, hit by the typhoon.

Case studies demonstrating impact of successful disaster risk reduction partnerships between government, institutions and civil society.

Summary of report making recommendations on how to strengthen partnerships between national and international humanitarian systems in the Philippines.

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Christian Aid Philippines is based in Manila. We can also draw 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.