Oxfam in the Philippines

Farmer Trinidad Domingo in her field. The majority of women in the Philippines remain severely marginalised, often because the work they do is either unpaid or unrecognised. Photo: Veejay Villafranca

What we're doing

On 08 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda as it's known locally) wreaked havoc across much of the central Philippines. More than 5,000 people were killed and 4 million were forced from their homes.

In the short term, it left more than 14.1 million people in need of immediate, life-saving assistance. But it also pushed millions of people further into poverty. Rice crops, coconut trees and fishing boats were wiped out, leaving people struggling to grow food and earn an income.

The emergency phase of our Haiyan response has finished. We're now focussing on long term recovery and rehabilitation. One way we're doing this is by planning how water and sanitation facilities will be managed on a permanent basis. We're also looking at how people will be able to earn a living.

Only a year on from the devastating Tyhpoon Haiyan, Typhoon Hagupit (locally called Ruby) has hit the Philippines.

More details of what Oxfam is doing in the Philippines (PDF, 405KB)



In 2013-14 Oxfam helped:

850,000
people in
the Philippines

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