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For Many Filipinos, Access to Food is a Daily Challenge

For many Filipinos, access to food is a daily challenge.

All over the world, about 20 million more people are facing crisis levels of hunger as compared to previous years. Issues like conflicts, natural disasters, and COVID-19 contribute to this alarming increase. We all have a role to play to change this.

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀.
Visit: https://actionagainsthunger.ph/what-we-do/…

(Photo by Daniel Burgui for Action Against Hunger)

With The Coronavirus Pandemic Far From Over, Many Families From These Vulnerable Communities Continue to Rely On Relief

Communities that are heavily affected by natural disasters or conflicts face food insecurity among other potential problems and risks. With the coronavirus pandemic far from over, many families from these vulnerable communities continue to rely on relief.

Help us enable them to have better access to livelihood opportunities, health assistance or clean water and hygiene facilities. Your support can help these families get back on their feet.

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Access To Safe Water Is Crucial In Preventing Infectious Diseases Like COVID-19

𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵. However, around 7 million Filipinos are dependent on unsafe and unsustainable water sources.

In fact, even before the pandemic, those residing in congested dwellings in informal settlements, transitory sites, and evacuation areas were already facing problems with inadequate water, poor sanitation and waste management, and limited access to health care facilities.

We help these communities through our programs on water, sanitation & hygiene. 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations/

Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger

Undernourished People, Especially Young Children, Who Contract COVID-19 Could Be At Greater Risk

Undernourished people, especially young children, who contract COVID-19 could be at greater risk. To counter this, we need to support health facilities in their fight against the pandemic. In addition to this, we are working hard in maintaining the continuity of our maternal and child health programs.

You can help us strengthen and expand our activities focused on child malnutrition, support for women and psychosocial support.

𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗡𝗢𝗪:
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations/

Leaving Behind Your Home Is a Choice For Many, But For Families Dealing With Conflicts or Calamities, It Is a Sacrifice

Leaving behind your home is a choice for many, but for families dealing with conflicts or calamities, it is a sacrifice they have to make to ensure their safety. Their lives may be at risk, jobs, and incomes can be destroyed, food sources can be limited or become more expensive, and children’s access to education may be interrupted.

We have been providing humanitarian assistance to IDPs in the Philippines for over 20 years now. Our projects directly support the displaced & affected populations, and even host communities so that all people have equal abilities and opportunities to lead more fulfilling lives.

Together, let’s help vulnerable communities recover from crisis.
𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations/

Alleviating Hunger and Malnutrition In Isolated Rural Areas, Urban Poor Communities, and Evacuation Camps by Tackling Its Root Cause

In 2019, our programs on nutrition & health have reached more than 8.8 million people in need all over the world.

In the Philippines, we specifically work in isolated rural areas, urban poor communities, and evacuation camps – alleviating hunger and malnutrition by tackling its root cause.

To find out more about our nutrition programs and how you can help, go to: 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿.𝗽𝗵

(Photo by Jasper Llanderal for Action Against Hunger)

Helping People Who Have Limited Access to Humanitarian Assistance is One of Our Priority

One of our priorities is providing necessary interventions to hard-to-reach communities who have limited access to humanitarian assistance.

With the support of our donors, our programs on nutrition & health; water, sanitation & hygiene; or food security and livelihood have helped countless of Filipinos throughout the years.

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲-𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸.
𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations-typhoon-…/

After A Year Into The COVID Pandemic, The Need For A Reliable Water and Hygiene Facilities are More Crucial.

Clean and potable water is not always easy to come by for communities affected by emergency situations like conflicts or natural disasters, especially those living in evacuation centers. This is why one of our initiatives is to ensure that the communities we work with have access to safe water for drinking and cleaning.

Now that we are a year into the COVID pandemic, the need for a reliable water and hygiene facilities are all the more crucial.

With your help, we can reach more communities and give them access to these needed facilities.
𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲𝘀.

𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations/

(Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger)

A Beneficiary of Our Cash Transfer Program Is Now Able to Prepare Quality Meals for Her Family

As the world’s leading hunger specialist, we prioritize vulnerable families and individuals who are more at risk to not only hunger and malnutrition, but are also susceptible to it’s causes—such as poverty, diseases, disasters or even conflicts. For example, most of our beneficiaries for cash-based interventions are identified through nutrition-focused targeting; like Sittie Palao –one of the beneficiaries for our Marawi Crisis response four years ago.

#ThrowbackThursday: 𝗦𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗲 𝗔𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗼 is a mother of 3 from the Municipality of Buadiposo Buntong, Lanao del Sur which back in December 2017 was greatly affected by #TyphoonTembin. Their municipality is also host to internally displaced persons from the #MarawiSiege.

At the time, Sittie and her husband’s source of income was halted due to the impacts of the typhoon. To make matters more challenging for them, Sittie and two of her children were suffering from malnutrition.

Because of this, Action Against Hunger supported Sittie’s family in restoring their livelihoods through our cash transfer program. On February 2019, Sittie received cash assistance amounting to 7,000 pesos, in addition to 3 rounds of food aid. They were also referred to the regional health unit for treatment using the Ready-to-use Therapeutic and Supplementary Food (RUTF and RUSF).

A month after, Sittie shared that with the food aid given, she is now able to prepare quality meals for her family and that unlike before they no longer eat just once a day.

Through these types of interventions, we hope to empower more women like to take control of their health and nutrition, at the same time enabling them to provide for themselves and their families.

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗦𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗲’𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆:
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/…/nutrition-focused-program…/

Distribution and Replenishing of Hygiene Kits, and Conducting Hygiene Promotion & Risk Awareness Sessions Throughout Conflict and Earthquake-affected Areas within Lanao del Sur and North Cotabato

Our presence in Mindanao go way back to our first humanitarian response in the Philippines during the year 2000. Two decades later, we continue to work with Mindanao communities, providing life-saving aid to the most vulnerable people in need. Specifically, we have scaled up our water, sanitation & hygiene interventions this year to help mitigate the risks of COVID-19.

We are continuously distributing and replenishing hygiene kits, and conducting hygiene promotion & risk awareness sessions throughout conflict and earthquake-affected areas within Lanao del Sur and North Cotabato. Additionally, we have been installing and maintaining touch-free handwashing stations in public places and health units.

This are a some of the notable work under our COVID-19 Emergency WASH Assistance funded by USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and implemented together with CARE Philippines and PBSP.

To read more of our WASH interventions in the Philippines, go to:
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/what-we-do/#water-sanitation