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#FlashbackFriday – One Of The Ways We Help Communities Is By Enabling Them To Be Prepared In The Event of Disasters Or Emergency Situations

#FlashbackFriday – One of the ways we help communities is by enabling them to be prepared in the event of disasters or emergency situations, all the while being financially resilient. For instance, more than a year ago we coordinated with a of group of empowered women in making an impact in their livelihoods and their whole community.
*Photos were taken before the pandemic*
Barangay Caimpugan in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur sits along the Gibong River—a source of irrigation for some 6,000 hectares of rice fields in three municipalities of the province. Because of its close proximity to the river, its residens often experience floods during the rainy season, especially with heavy rains induced by tropical storms causing the river to overflow. Aside from this, clean and safe drinking water is hard to come by since the baranagay is not coverd by public water utility services.
For the Caimpugan Women for Strength (CAWOFS) Cluster Level Association, a federation of 6 self-help groups (SHGs) composed of women, this reality does not deter them from aspiring for a better future.
What they needed was a sustainable source of livelihood to be able to contribute to their families’ income while striving to learn more about the ways they can reduce the impacts of flooding to their community.
An opportunity came with the contingency planning and resilient livelihood workshop through the I-RESPOND 2, a project funded by Kindernothilfe (KNH) and implemented by Action Against Hunger aimed at improving the capacities of partner barangays on disaster preparedness and resiliency. CAWOFS actively shared their ideas and together with their barangay local government unit (BLGU) leaders learned how they can best prepare for and mitigate the impacts of disasters. The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (BDRMC) was strengthened with the inclusion of the officers and members of the CLA into the different committees. Together with the BLGU, they were able to develop a contingency plan on flood.
The Resilient Livelihood discussion also helped them craft a plan to provide earning opportunities for their members while helping to solve one of the community’s problems – clean water supply. They developed a business plan around distribution of safe drinking water to the households. In January 28, 2020, the group received the seed capital worth 50,000 pesos from the I-Respond 2 through Foundation for the Development of Agusanons, Inc. (FDAI), a local KNH partner.
“This business will help us a lot. Everyday people need clean drinking water. And every day is a challenge for most households. We know that the rainwater is not as clean anymore but we have no choice but to use it”, said Lilibeth Lalangan, the CAWOFS President. Now, with the operation of the water refilling business, members of the Volunteer SHG will have another source of income while providing access and clean drinking water to the community.
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆: https://bit.ly/3gmv1eS

An Act Against Climate Change Is A Step Closer To Ending World Hunger.

Disasters due to climate change have reportedly doubled globally during the last 20 years.
The Philippines is already one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, and being faced with disasters several times in a year, Filipinos are driven to resilience. As we experience increasing temperatures and more extreme weather changes in the long run, these pose even greater threats to the already vulnerable communities in the country.
An act against climate change is a step closer to ending world hunger.
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆.
(Photo by Rosa May Maitem for Action Against Hunger)

Many Filipinos To This Day Continue To Live In Evacuation Camps or Makeshift Homes

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

(Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger)

Fighting Severe Hunger Is Not As Easy As Simply Providing Food

Fighting severe hunger is not as easy as simply providing food. It takes proper attention, treatment and time to help a child recover from malnutrition.

Help us provide children who are suffering from chronic malnutrition with the appropriate care that they need.

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

(Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger)

The Alternative Resilient Livelihood Program Under Our ProACT Project Was Officially Launched During the First Sikpaw Festival Held at Tuyawan Aqua Park, Magsaysay, Nabunturan

The Alternative Resilient Livelihood program under our ProACT project was officially launched last April 14, 2021 during the first Sikpaw Festival held at Tuyawan Aqua Park, Magsaysay, Nabunturan.

The festival is derived from the local term ‘Sikpaw’, which in Nabunturan means “harvesting using fish nets.” The concept originated from the Municipal Agriculture Office of Nabunturan in 2020 with support from ProAct and local government unit of Barangay Magsaysat. It wasn’t until this year that the concept had come to fruition through the efforts from government agencies, private organizations and local government units.

A series of livelihood technologies and services were introduced during the festival which includes tilapia harvesting and processing—a venture that will be supported by Action Against Hunger Philippines in coordination with the DTI PhilippinesDepartment of Labor and Employment – DOLE and TESDA.

ProACT is a consortium project implemented by Action Against Hunger Philippines and Fundación CODESPA, with funding from AECID Philippines.

Did You Know That 1 in 10 Filipinos Have Limited Access To Safe and Reliable Water Sources?

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

Limited Access to Clean and Safe Water is One of the Many Underlying Causes of Malnutrition

Limited access to clean and safe water is one of the many underlying causes of malnutrition.

In order to address this, we truck water into affected areas and install storage tanks and reservoirs. Where water is scarce or unsafe, we protect natural springs, decontaminate wells, install and rehabilitate hygiene infrastructures and pipe water into hard-to-reach communities and health facilities.

Throughout our presence in the Philippines, we have been actively strengthening our water, sanitation & hygiene programs to support communities against preventable diseases.

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗪𝗔𝗦𝗛 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗱:
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/what-we-do/#water-sanitation

(Photos by EJ Villafranca for Action Against Hunger)

#ThrowbackThursday to 2019 When We Sat Down and Talked With One of our Beneficiaries During our #MaguindanaoConflict Response

#ThrowbackThursday to 2019 when we sat down and talked with one of our beneficiaries during our #MaguindanaoConflict Response.

“We were all panicking and we didn’t know what to do at the time that airstrikes started,” recalled Kautin Bano. “We left around 6 in the morning and evacuated to the nearest health center. When we got there, we had no choice but to wait and observe.”

Kautin Bano, his wife and children, had to leave their home in Barangay Pandi, Datu Salibo on March 11, 2019, Maguindanao due to the airstrikes that occurred in Barangay Inaladan, Shariff Saydona.

This was not the first time that Kautin and his family were forced to leave their home. Since the 1980s, they had to evacuate several times due to conflicts in the area. With funding from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, 600 families received emergency aid such as non-food items (NFI), hygiene kits and hygiene promotion sessions through Action Against Hunger Philippines‘ emergency response.

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/…/constant-displacement-mag…/

(Photo by Joyce Sandajan for Action Against Hunger)

With Your Support, We Can Help Alleviate Hunger and Malnutrion

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

(Photo by Daniel Burgui for Action Against Hunger)

Help Us Enable Communities So That Children Can Grow Strong and Free from 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.
https://actionagainsthunger.ph/call-for-donations

(Photo by Agnes Lavarraine for Action Against Hunger)