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Christian Aid in the Philippines

Christian Aid’s work in the Philippines focuses on resilience and justice to address the persistent poverty and inequality aggravated by disasters and the risks of climate change. Building on its previous work around economic policies, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, mining and urban poverty, it aims to achieve justice and resilience for the poor in the country.

More than half of the population of the Philippines live in disaster prone areas, and the country has the second greatest risk of disaster worldwide, according to the World Risk Report 2014.

The Philippines experiences around 20 typhoons a year and, being in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, is at high risk of earthquakes. Twenty of the largest cities are situated on the coast and are most at risk of rising sea levels and extreme climate conditions.

We are currently updating this page and further information will be coming soon.

Reports and resources

This assembly will help pupils to understand more about disasters and can be used in response to a new disaster when it happens.

A selection of classroom activities for ages 7-11 exploring the impact of climate change and poverty.

This presentation introduces the topic of disasters and can be used alongside the disaster zone game.

These teaching notes are designed to help teachers prepare for the disaster zone game.

This simulation game challenges pupils to think about what they would do in emergency situations.

This case study provides information on flooding that happened in the Philippines in 2012.

This worksheet provides a range of activities about disasters and emergencies.

This interactive team game will help pupils work together to understand the devastating impact of a disaster on the lives of people living in poverty.

Contact us

Christian Aid Philippines is based in Manila. We can also draw on the expertise of colleagues at our UK headquarters, other Christian Aid teams across Asia and the world, and INGO networks and alliances in the Philippines and at international level.