Rebuilding Fishing Communities and Fisheries: Post Haiyan Reconstruction in the Philippines

Fisherfolk assess boat damage in San Jose, Leyte. Credit: Oxfam
Paper author: 
Grizelda Mayo Anda
Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fishing and coastal communities in the Philippines are among the poorest and the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and the risk of disasters. Women are central to fishery activities, and particularly vulnerable to the effects of Typhoon Haiyan on their livelihoods.

This paper outlines the immediate recovery needs and gaps identified in the reconstruction efforts, and makes recommendations drawn from the fishing communities themselves. The paper also highlights policy and programme issues that must be addressed for effective, inclusive and sustainable recovery and rehabilitation efforts.