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

Rising food prices, a growing population and a shortage of suitable land for crops mean that poverty is a major issue in the Philippines. Women are particularly badly affected, and violence against women is also a big problem here. On top of this, the country is vulnerable to floods, earthquakes, landslides and typhoons. Oxfam creates more opportunities for women here by providing vital tools, advice and financial assistance. We also help people in high risk areas prepare for natural disasters and get back on track in the aftermath.

Full details of what Oxfam is doing in the Philippines (PDF, 238KB)

Typhoon Haiyan

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated large areas of the Philippines, killing more than 5,600 people and affecting almost 15 million. Like most disasters, Typhoon Haiyan has hit the poorest and most vulnerable people the hardest. Oxfam has reached around 254,000 people with emergency relief and over the coming months, we aim to reach 500,000 of the worst affected people with life-saving supplies. 

If you've already donated to the appeal, thank you. If you haven't donated yet, please help us reach more people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Donate to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

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