All stories related to The Philippines
Feb 27, 2014
27 February 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, ravaged a wide swath of the Philippines in November 2013. ACT Alliance member agencies and their local partners responded heroically to the humanitarian crisis.
Feb 19, 2014
19 February, 2014 - ACT Alliance head, General Secretary John Nduna, has toured areas of the Philippines recovering from typhoon Haiyan
Jan 31, 2014
31 January 2014 - A short video by talented videographer Ville Asikainen from ACT member FinnChurchAid
Jan 30, 2014
30 January 2014 - Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is a country living on the edge of disaster.
Jan 24, 2014
24 January 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan was indiscriminate in its damage. Along with houses, businesses and infrastructure, schools across the central Philippines were battered by huge waves and fierce winds, leaving them damaged and clogged with mud and debris. But although badly damaged, school doors are now open and classes beginning again.
Dec 18, 2013
18 December 2013 - ACT member YEU has been providing psychosocial care to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan
Dec 08, 2013
8 December 2013 - No-one could predict the storm would be that powerful. A month ago, the village leaders in the area of Medellin in northern Cebu island in central Philippines had been summoned to a meeting at the town hall – people had to be warned.
Nov 09, 2013
9 November 2013 - ACT Alliance members are rushing to respond to super typhoon Haiyan, as people take shelter from the storm surges, waves and winds of up to 300km/hr that are battering the Philippines.
Apr 24, 2013
Members from eight Asian countries met last week in Nepal to share their experiences and develop strategies on how to better influence governments to address climate change.
Feb 04, 2013
Tired of being victims to annual flood waters that inundate their houses, residents of several villages along the shore of the largest lake in the Philippines are organising to either stop the flooding or find viable alternatives for their families.
Jan 03, 2013
The Philippines is prone to tropical storms and typhoons, typically experiencing about 20 typhoons per year. Bopha, however, was exceptionally strong.
Oct 24, 2012
Poor communities near water sources are learning how to mitigate their vulnerability to natural disasters following the recent Manila floods.
Sep 17, 2012
For two and half days it rained; flood waters rose, homes were destroyed and lives ultimately lost. At the last count more than 60 people had been killed in and around Manila.
May 10, 2012
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) is running a rehabilitation programme to support local communities devastated by last year’s typhoons.
Mar 25, 2010
A NCCP house-building programme targeted the most vulnerable of a divided community.
ACT in The Philippines
Organisations with HQ in The Philippines
International organisations in The Philippines
- Christian Aid (CA)
- ECLOF International
- Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
- United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Organisations funding work in The Philippines
- Act for Peace
- Anglican Board of Mission-Australia (ABM)
- Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS)
- Brot für Alle/Pain pour le Prochain (Bread for All) (BfA)
- Brot für die Welt (BfdW) (Bread for the World)
- Christian World Service (CWS)
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Church of Sweden (CoS)
- Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH)
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
- Inter-Church Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO)
- Kerk In Actie (KIA)
- Mission EineWelt
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
- Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, The (PWRDF)
- The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK)
- United Church of Canada (UCC)
- UnitingWorld Relief and Development Unit
About The Philippines
- GNI per capita: US $980 (World Bank, 2008)
- Population: 92 million (UN, 2009)
- Capital: Manila
- Area: 300,000 sq km (115,831 sq miles)
- Major languages: Filipino, English (both official)
- Major religion: Christianity
- Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)
- Monetary unit: 1 Philippine peso = 100 centavos
- Main exports: Electrical machinery, clothing, food and live animals, chemicals, timber products
- GNI per capita: US $1,890 (World Bank, 2008)