Many Filipinos to this day continue to live in evacuation camps or makeshift homes. These are the people are often forced to leave their homes due to conflict or disasters who until now have not been able to start over. Most have limited job opportunities and struggle to provide for their families.
For over 20 years, we have been working all over the country, supporting as many vulnerable families as we can.
𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘂𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲.
(Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger)
Did you know that 1 in 10 Filipinos have limited access to safe and reliable water sources?
Help us provide these communities with clean and safe water by supporting our WASH programs.
𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
All over the world, malnutrition continues to rise because of conflicts, climate change and now COVID-19.
With your support, we can help alleviate hunger and malnutrion by supporting more people to earn incomes so that they can provide food for their families. We can improve access to clean water, good hygiene, and health services, therefore preventing the spread of diseases.
𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀. 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄.
(Photo by Daniel Burgui for Action Against Hunger)
Hunger is predictable, preventable, and treatable, however, the pandemic has put even more children at risk of suffering from malnutrition.
You too can have the opportunity to take action by supporting our nutrition and health programs. Help us enable communities so that children can grow strong and free from hunger.
𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
(Photo by Agnes Lavarraine for Action Against Hunger)
How do we fight hunger and malnutrition?
At Action Against Hunger, we educate and support mothers about the importance of breastfeeding for the first six months, and work to improve care and feeding practices. We also train local health care workers and partners to screen and treat undernutrition, and we provide technical expertise and support to strengthen local health systems. These are just some of the components of our nutrition programs.
We are constantly scaling up our efforts to prevent hunger, but we need your help now more than ever.
𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀.
(Photo by Alfons Rodriguez for Action Against Hunger)
Families recovering from natural disasters have different needs. While most will need food and water, other essentials are shelter and livelihood recovery. There is no one-size-fits-all in humanitarian action.
Since 2013, we have been leading cash-based assistance to people affected by emergencies in the Philippines. Technically called Multi-purpose Cash Transfers (MPCT), our most recent Emergency Response projects for people affected by #TyphoonRolly and #TyphoonUlysses are using this assistance method to provide our beneficiaries choice and flexibility depending on their priorities.
Cash assistance has also the added benefit of supporting local markets and introducing people to financial institutions.
𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸:
Francisco Arago almost lost everything. His source of income is raising pigs and doing carpentry work but he was barely earning enough. Carpentry work only comes along about every 3 months and pig-raising can be hit or miss. On occasion, when work is scarce and the pig’s weight too low to sell, he asks for food from his siblings.
When #typhoonulyssesPH made landfall in his community in Solana, Cagayan on November 11, 2020, this brought about heavy flooding that destroyed his bed and greatly damaged his home.
To help recover what he lost, Francisco was given 5,200 pesos cash assistance through our Multi-purpose Cash Transfer program. This is part of our Humanitarian Assistance to #TyphoonVamco Affected Communities in Region II, which is supported by EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO and co-implemented with Plan International Philippines, CARE Philippines, and ACCORD Incorporated.
“Ever since the typhoon damaged my roof, whenever it rains, water seeps inside my house. The money will allow me to finally fix it.”
Jolibeth Maguay and her family was included in our Multi-purpose Cash transfer (MPCT) program that has benefited 4,673 households in Cagayan Valley affected by Typhoon Ulysses. For 2 months, she, her husband, and 8 children endured the leaking roof because the family had no extra income to have it repaired. Her husband, a farm laborer without a stable income source, and Jolibeth, a homemaker who does laundry whenever she can, were barely earning enough for their daily food and hygiene needs.
“I will buy a sack of rice as well because my family has experienced not eating regular meals before.”
Our efforts are made possible through support from EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid – ECHO . This is a consortium project implemented with CARE Philippines, ACCORD Incorporated, and Plan International Philippines.
𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽: