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Volunteer hero in the wake of the typhoon

Volunteer hero in the wake of the typhoon

Jul 14, 2014

14 July, 2014 - Thousands of volunteers came forward immediately after super typhoon Haiyan caused chaos in November last year. Zenaida A. Calzada, 27, was one of them.

Even the sun is different in Tacloban

Even the sun is different in Tacloban

Jul 11, 2014

11 July, 2014 - Tacloban is dejected and disconsolate. As in a criminal place in a bad American film, where even the sun doesn’t shine as brightly as in other places in the Philippines.

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Jul 10, 2014

10 July, 2014 - Political disputes are generating further upheaval in the lives of typhoon Haiyan survivors

2.6 million Haiyan survivors still homeless

2.6 million Haiyan survivors still homeless

Jun 30, 2014

30 June, 2014 - Across the path of typhoon Haiyan, survivors are making do with rudimentary housing materials. More resilient structures are needed before the next season of violent weather.

 Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Apr 09, 2014

8 April, 2014 - The simple task of turning over new soil represented much more than the first step in a new shelter scheme for typhoon-hit Jinamoc

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

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.

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Feb 19, 2014

19 February, 2014 - ACT Alliance head, General Secretary John Nduna, has toured areas of the Philippines recovering from typhoon Haiyan

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

Jan 31, 2014

31 January 2014 - A short video by talented videographer Ville Asikainen from ACT member FinnChurchAid

Big River Rising

Big River Rising

Jan 30, 2014

30 January 2014 - Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is a country living on the edge of disaster.

In cramped conditions, classes resume in the Philippines

In cramped conditions, classes resume in the Philippines

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.

YEU providing psychosocial care after Haiyan

YEU providing psychosocial care after Haiyan

Dec 18, 2013

18 December 2013 - ACT member YEU has been providing psychosocial care to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

A month after Haiyan: Cebu survived

A month after Haiyan: Cebu survived

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.

Better prepared than Bopha but “chaos” expected

Better prepared than Bopha but “chaos” expected

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.

Nepal training advances local and global tactics to tackle climate change

Nepal training advances local and global tactics to tackle climate change

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.

Philippines’ fishing communities seek sustainable solutions to chronic flooding

Philippines’ fishing communities seek sustainable solutions to chronic flooding

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.

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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)