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In the Philippines, Oxfam, together with our local partners, are providing immediate aid and support to the most affected communities in areas affected by Covid-19 in Eastern Samar, armed conflict in Mindanao, and the succession of destructive typhoons in October and November 2020 that battered...
The Role of Financial Technology in Disaster Recovery Efforts Oxfam Pilipinas Lenndo EFL
Digital financial technology is playing a role in helping communities in the recovery effort. Oxfam has partnered with Singapore based FinTech, LenddoEFL, for its digital identity verification solution, known as electronic know your customer (eKYC). This technology allows the user’s identity to be...
On 27th May 2020, COM, UNYPHIL-Women, and IDEALS, Inc. provided psychological first aid (PFA). PFA aims to provide psychological support to ensure the mental need of the survivors, especially children, are addressed. The team also distributed water kits, and hygiene items to ensure that 348...
Oxfam Pilipinas and IDEALS conduct Legal Mission to South Upi
Barangay Kuya, South Upi is home to the Teduray Tribe, one of the most known Indigenous Peoples in the country. South Upi has vast lands of fertile soil home to healthy animals. Their primary livelihood is farming and their main source of power is solar energy. The Teduray lived peacefully until...
Preventing transmission of the COVID-19 disease requires that we consistently exercise proper health and hygiene protocols, both in our homes and in public spaces. Authorities have also advised that we all steer clear of large gatherings, avoid using public transportation, follow “community...
Through her role, Elizabeth was able to help the communities access services from the government such as water, electricity, and livelihoods. Her most unforgettable humanitarian response is the all-out-war that happened in Mindanao in 2000, where she saw hope beyond the harsh realities of war.
With or without emergencies, Noraida Abo seldom stays at the office of the United Youth of the Philippines-Women (UnYPhil-Women), a local women’s rights organization she currently heads in the southern region of the Philippines. She prefers the outdoors where she experiences first hand the complex...
With or without emergencies, Noraida Abo seldom stays at the office of the United Youth of the Philippines-Women (UnYPhil-Women), a local women’s rights organization she currently heads in the southern region of the Philippines. She prefers the outdoors where she experiences first hand the complex...
"There are a lot of innovations now about how you can provide better aid like digital cash programming, and the likes. The needs and context are ever evolving but one must never forget the very essence of humanitarian work – to uphold people’s dignity, especially women. Whatever you do, when you do...
Humanitarian workers are regularly confronted by difficult choices. What humanitarian worker worth his or her salt has not been confronted by the possibility of either doing harm or doing nothing; or was stuck in a situation where good intentions are not enough in the face of bad or worse options?...

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