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Philippines in brief

Capital: Manila
Area: 300 000 km2
Population: 102 469 300 (2015 estimate)

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The Philippines is one of the world’s most disaster prone countries in the world, with significant risk to typhoons, floods, landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to strike land, hit one of the poorest region in the Philippines. The scale of the destruction caused when the Typhoon struck the Philippines was staggering.

Although the Philippines made substantial economic progress and it is rapidly urbanizing, one-fifth of the population still lives in severe poverty mainly in the rural areas. Typhoon Haiyan’s widespread destruction across one of the country’s poorest provinces, Eastern Samar, only exacerbated the pre-Haiyan chronic poverty and vulnerability levels. So for many who survived typhoon Haiyan‘s brutal winds and deadly storm surge, their struggle still continues two years later. While a large-scale emergency and early recovery response from the international community addressed the short-term income gap, a critical opportunity exists to ensure that these communities have a chance not only to rebuild their lives but to strengthen their resilience – to future disasters as well as to poverty. To seize this opportunity, PIN continues working in Eastern Samar with a long-term reconstruction and development programmes in the sectors of livelihoods & market development, agriculture, land issues and civil society development.

The Philippines also suffers from number of political and social conflicts which many of them result from inequitable access to resources. Land disputes, forced evictions, monopolistic land ownership and poor governance all constitute a major obstacle to inclusive development. PIN in close cooperation with national partners supports civil society groups active in defending land rights and addresses this issue at the national level through advocacy campaigns, discussions with policymakers and awareness raising.  

For more information, please contact:

Martina Nikodémová, Desk Officer for Philippines, Georgia and Greece, martina.nikodemova@peopleinneed.cz, +420 778 494 646

Canny Geyer, Country Director - Philippines, at  +63 (0) 995 638 1755, canny.geyer@peopleinneed.cz

 


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Making markets work for the poor farmers
Eastern Samar province, 2015 - 2019

The Joint Action for Land Rights
Eastern and Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao Provinces, 2016-2018

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We help local farmers in Eastern Samar after typhoon

We help local farmers in Eastern Samar..

1. March 2017
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Livelihood renovation in Philippines

Livelihood renovation in Philippines

12. February 2016
Philippines;
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Typhoon Haiyan took away her home and livelihood. Now she's helping her neighbours with farming and trade

Typhoon Haiyan took away her home and..

12. February 2016
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

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A Typhoon ravaged the Philippines a year ago, since then we helped 75,000 people

A Typhoon ravaged the Philippines a year..

6. November 2014
Philippines;
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Schools in Philippines year before and now

Schools in Philippines year before and now

5. November 2014
Philippines;
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Public works in the Philippines

Public works in the Philippines

3. March 2014
Philippines;
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Typhoon Haiyan took away her home and livelihood. Now she's helping her neighbours with farming and trade

Typhoon Haiyan took away her home and..

12. February 2016
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

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A Typhoon ravaged the Philippines a year ago, since then we helped 75,000 people

A Typhoon ravaged the Philippines a year..

6. November 2014
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

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Three months after the typhoon we already helped 35 000 Filipinos

Three months after the typhoon we already..

6. February 2014
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Club; Humanitarian aid;

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Guiuan - the town washed away by the wave

Guiuan - the town washed away by the wave

23. November 2013
Philippines;
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2,5 million of people in Philippines need help. We have distributed rice

2,5 million of people in Philippines need..

18. November 2013
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We are expanding the Philippines relief team

We are expanding the Philippines relief team

16. November 2013
Philippines;
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Livelihood renovation in Philippines

Livelihood renovation in Philippines

12. February 2016
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

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Schools in Philippines year before and now

Schools in Philippines year before and now

5. November 2014
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Public works in the Philippines

Public works in the Philippines

3. March 2014
Philippines;
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Building schools in the Philippines

Building schools in the Philippines

5. February 2014
Philippines;
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People in Need helping the Philippines

People in Need helping the Philippines

5. February 2014
Philippines;
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Guiuan - the town washed away by the wave

Guiuan - the town washed away by the wave

23. November 2013
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

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We help local farmers in Eastern Samar after typhoon

We help local farmers in Eastern Samar..

1. March 2017
Philippines;
Humanitarian aid;

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PIN humanitarian team helping in Philippines. Have a look on the video!

PIN humanitarian team helping in..

4. December 2013
Philippines;
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