Distribution of hygiene and water kits to typhoon survivors in barangay Mabini, Del Carmen town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. This assistance is provided by Oxfam and partners Community Organizers Multiversity and United Youth of the Philippines-Women, in coordination with Sentro Para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya (SIKAT) supported by EU ECHO. (Photo: Heyssab Areef Hassan/Oxfam)
Humanitarian and development organization Oxfam Pilipinas on Monday expressed concern for Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) survivors who remain in evacuation sites as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise.
Residents of Barangay Itum and nearby barangays in Matalom, Leyte have resorted to bathing and doing laundry in the river. Data from the LGU Matalom show that at least 36,000 people were affected while 90% of infras were damaged. Photo by: Leah Payud/Oxfam
Oxfam Pilipinas on Monday echoed local officials in Eastern Visayas calling for immediate assistance for survivors of Super Typhoon Rai (local name:Odette).
Emelyn Pelarios consults with a nurse from the local government of Cagwait about family planning. The health service provision activity in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur is part of the Global Affairs Canada-funded Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) project implemented by Oxfam Pilipinas through Sibog Katawhan Alang sa Paglambo (SIKAP). (Photo: Erwin Mascarinas/Oxfam)
Leonida Pacheco got pregnant with her first child in 2010. She was just 17 years old. She ended up dropping out of college to focus on motherhood and was never able to return to her studies after having a total of five children.