Typhoon Odette

For Robert Escobar, phone transactions enable access to aid that might otherwise be beyond his reach. Photo: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam America
When Super Typhoon Rai struck the Philippines in December 2021, it was catastrophic. Wind speeds reached more than 180 miles per hour, and many areas received five or more feet of rainfall. In its aftermath, more than 11 million people needed assistance.
Juana Literato (far right), leader of the Starfish-Tocong women’s self-help group, discusses about their group’s savings and financial records. She is one of the project participants of the livelihood cash grant program implemented by Sentro Para sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya Inc. (SIKAT) and Oxfam Pilipinas as part of the emergency response for the typhoon survivors in Barangay Salvacion in Pilar municipality, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines. (Photo: Heyssab Areef Hassan/Ox
PILAR, Siargao Island – To help augment the income their husband’s income amid the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 120 women from the surfing village of Salvacion formed themselves into six self-help groups (SHeGs) last year to sell rice and other goods to their community.
Humanitarian organizations will be launching a photo exhibit in Siargao next week to raise awareness about the impact of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) and the concerted efforts of residents and various groups in rebuilding the affected communities. The photo exhibition dubbed “The Last...
Many seaweed facilities were destroyed when Typhoon Rai (locally known as Odette) wreaked havoc in central and northern Palawan in mid-December last year, crippling the income of Filipino coastal farmers who relied on this as their primary source of livelihood.
Alvin Ocena arrives home in Malobago village of Dolores town in Easter Samar after buying food and other basic needs of his family. The 26-year-old father of two is one of the recipients of the cash aid from Oxfam’s SHARPER Project to help them prepare for the impact of the strong typhoon. Photo by: Roy Lagarde/Oxfam
Humanitarian groups distributed through digital cash transfer more than Php 4 million to 2,650 families in 40 barangays in Salcedo, Dolores, Lawaan, Quinapondan and Balangiga towns in Eastern Samar to assist households to prioritize their urgent needs three days before the projected impact of...
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