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For two straight years now, more than 500 Moro families from a village in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao have been spending Ramadan away from their homes. During prayer times at the mosque, the Imam or religious leader could barely be heard by those at the back due to the lack of a public address...
Lilia Godoy waters the seedlings in the hydroponics nursery set up by the Quigona Hydroponically-Grown Seedlings organization in Magarao, Camarines Sur. The vegetable nursery is part of Oxfam and Rice Watch Action Network’s assistance for their Typhoon Rolly (Goni) Recovery Program. (Photo: Juanito Bantong/Oxfam)
For Lilia Godoy, 63, Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) is not something she can easily forget. Her village of Carangcang was devastated by the typhoon although it did not experience flooding like most of their neighboring villages in Magarao.
Ruhaida Mantawil, a community organizer for Community Organizers Multiversity, poses with the solar panels that power its portable generator set. The generator, which was funded by the REACH Project, is being used for data gathering and humanitarian field work in Mindanao. (Photo: Bong S. Sarmiento/ Oxfam)
In one town in Maguindanao, an indigenous tribe had to seek refuge in a makeshift evacuation camp due to land disputes. Like a number of evacuation sites in the province, the camp is unconnected to the power grid. The lack of electricity not only made it hard for the displaced residents to go about...
For the last 4 months, Uri Bandao has remained productive despite the difficult situation her family and at least 160 others have endured at an evacuation camp in Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao province.
We are losing the race against time to fight climate change. This World Humanitarian Day, we want to take action on the climate emergency in solidarity with the people most vulnerable to disasters. We also want to raise the need to accelerate the transition to renewable and sustainable energy as...