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.
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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. 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.
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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.
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#StoriesfromtheField: “We were still doing okay financially even though the pandemic slowed our business down, but when Typhoon Rolly happened, I feel like we went back to zero,” said 58-year old Maria Tipo whose community in Barangay Guinsaanan of Baras, Catanduanes was greatly affected by #TyphoonRolly (Goni) last November 2020.
Maria and her husband used to live along the shore of Barangay Guinsaanan. Together, they managed to get by through their sari-sari store which was then frequented by tourist who were visiting Binurong Point, a popular tourist in the area. After losing both their home and their livelihood, they are now temporarily residing in a makeshift home they built from scratch in a small space beside her grandmother’s lot. With no source of income, they rely on relief packages for food and other basic needs.
“There are times when I have trouble sleeping at night because I worry, if the handouts stop what will happen to us?,” said Maria. She now has to work for the both of them since her husband had become partially paralyzed after suffering from stroke in 2019.
On January 27, Maria was one of the 60 beneficiaries from Barangay Guinsaanan who received 5,200 pesos as part of our multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA). This is one of the key programs under our 𝗘𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝘆𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗹𝗯𝗮𝘆, which is co-implemented by CARE Philippines. The project is made possible through the funding of the USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance.
The goal of the MPCA is to enable typhoon-affected families like Maria’s to meet immediate food and basic humanitarian needs. Maria hopes for stability for her family in the coming days. Unfortunately, only a few days after the distribution, Maria’s husband passed away due to health reasons. Before his passing, Maria shared that her hopes for their family in the coming days was to build another house. “𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲, 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲, 𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀.”
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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
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404 beneficiaries from Barangays Salvacion, Guinsaanan (Baras), and Cabcab (San Andres) received 5,200 pesos (107.19 USD) during the payout of our Multipurpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) last January 27 and 28, 2021. These beneficiaries came from the most vulnerable families which were severely affected by #TyphoonRolly (Goni) in Catanduanes.
Until now, thousands of affected families are barely back on their feet as the typhoons have impacted economic activities and living conditions. This is why one of the main identified needs is cash for food and other basic items.
Through our #TyphoonRollyEmergencyResponse, we are expecting to reach a total of 14,150 beneficiaries with MPCA in hopes of enabling them to meet their immediate food and basic humanitarian needs during these trying times.
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Ever since Typhoon Quinta, the residents of Barangay Codon of San Andres, Catanduanes had a hard time getting clean water. Their barangay’s water supply is mainly pumped through electricity which has not been available since November. As a result, some families would get water for drinking and cleaning from the community’s deep well.
In times like these, especially now that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, it is crucial to have access to clean and safe water for everyday use.
Last January 27, we distributed hygiene kits to 238 families in Codon. Included in these kits were materials for personal hygiene such as soaps, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitary pads for women, and more importantly, hyposol solutions which they can use for immediate water treatment.
In addition to the kits, our Hygiene Promotion Assistant, Abubakar Balabagan, held a hygiene promotion session and also talked about COVID safety reminders.
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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.
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