The Philippines

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Philippines after Ruby: "Please Help Us!"

Philippines after Ruby: "Please Help Us!"

Dec 17, 2014

17 December 2014 - Coming into the municipality of Dolores you read the words: “PLEASE HELP US”...

Post-typhoon housing in Ugiao, Jaro

Post-typhoon housing in Ugiao, Jaro

Nov 26, 2014

26 November 2014 - To help vulnerable families after typhoon Haiyan, ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe built 58 permanent shelters in Jaro, Leyte, one of the worst affected areas.

“I just want a house that is safe”

“I just want a house that is safe”

Nov 12, 2014

12 November 2014 - One year after Haiyan, ACT accompanies thousands in commemorating Typhoon Haiyan.

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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)