The lack of support to agriculture has forced farmers to accept low pay, insecure informal work or odd jobs.
The survivors continue to need today assistance in livelihood, reparations, and efforts to address the roots of the vulnerability of their communities to climate-induced disasters.
“While we remember Haiyan, we must not forget the bigger picture. Haiyan will occur again if we do not address the underlying vulnerabilities of the people.”
“Typhoon Yolanda tested our commitment.”
“Across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, workers, peasants, indigenous people, urban poor, fisherfolk, especially women and children who comprise the frontline communities suffer multiple layers of climate vulnerabilities imposed by globalization policies such as mining plunder, land grabbing, slave wages and poverty.”
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His Holiness Pope Francis, Greetings of peace and love from the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors! Indeed we have the same wish: a wish of a poor church and for the poor… for we are the poor in the church. In the spirit of mercy and compassion (the theme of your visit to the Philippines,) we…
The government was snail-paced at responding despite its heavy use of social media in hyping its supposed response, and its quick approval of the modernization of its armed forces despite lack of a dependable flow of relief and rehabilitation efforts.
MANILA — Environmental advocates, climate activists, breastfeeding mothers and artists joined together in marking the first anniversary of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Organized by environmental group Kalikasan PNE, the activities at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, Nov. 8, were dubbed as Metro Manila Surge and a part of the Global Day of Solidarity for…
“One year after, thousands of our kababayans in Yolanda-hit areas find it difficult to recover from the tragedy, receiving little or no aid from government. They remain insecure in their temporary shelter and have no means for sustainable livelihood.”
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People Surge enumerated “six persisting injustices” being committed by the Aquino government on Typhoon Yolanda survivors.