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Christian Aid in the Philippines

Christian Aid is exiting from the Philippines as part of a change programme to deliver greater impact globally.

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.

Summary:

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.

Virginia and grandchildren fishing at night by solar light
Virginia and grandchildren fishing by solar light
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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

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Presbyterian Church of Wales Appeal factsheet 2

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Presbyterian Church of Wales Appeal factsheet 1

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Presbyterian Church of Wales presentation

Here is a PowerPoint presentation to help you present The Presbyterian Church of Wales Appeal 2017 to a congregation or small group.

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The Presbyterian Church of Wales Appeal A3 poster

A two page PDF in both English and Welsh, promoting The Presbyterian Church of Wales Appeal.

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Evaluation of Christian Aid’s DEC Typhoon Haiyan Rehabilitation and Resilience Building Programme

An external evaluation of Christian Aid's DEC-supported response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines.

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Missed Again: Making space for partnership in the Typhoon Haiyan response

Some of the challenges identified in research into partnership working in the Philippines during the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan.

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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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