Strengthening resilience

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20 typhoons hit the archipelago every year


place on the world risk index for natural catastrophes


million people were affected by Typhoon Rai

Help in the Philippines

Typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions: the Philippines are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of the climate crisis.

Help strengthens disaster preparedness so that people can better prepare for emergencies. We are particularly committed to indigenous communities and support them in building livelihoods adapted to the climate crisis.

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How is Help providing support in the Philippines?

Disaster risk reduction: strengthening resilience

In the event of acute disasters, Help provides vital emergency aid and distributes food, drinking water and hygiene products to survivors, for example - as was the case after Typhoon Rai (2021), Typhoon Mangkhut (2018), Typhoon Hagupit (2014) and Typhoon Haiyan (2013).

However, the most effective aid begins before the disaster strikes: since the beginning of our involvement in the Philippines at the end of 2013, Help has therefore been pursuing the approach of disaster risk reduction.

Together with our local partner organization, we prepare communities for emergencies - currently on the island of Mindanao. In training courses and workshops, people learn how to clearly assign responsibilities in order to remain capable of acting in an emergency. Evacuation plans are drawn up together so that people can get to safety quickly and effective emergency aid can be provided for those affected.

Help is particularly committed to the resilience of indigenous communities: 6,200 people receive support in securing their livelihoods, for example through financial support for self-help groups, the provision of agricultural production resources and by promoting the protection and recognition of their rights.

What is the situation like in the Philippines?

Severe damage due to natural disasters

Heavy rainfall and storms with wind speeds of up to 380 km/h: every year, typhoons leave a trail of devastation in the Philippines. In addition, the Philippines are particularly susceptible to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to their geographical location on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Climate change has further exacerbated the situation: tropical storms are increasing in frequency and strength in the Philippines and are hitting the 7,107 islands with increasing force - such as Typhoon Mangkhut in September 2018 or Typhoon Rai in December 2021. They damage houses, schools, power and water lines, destroy fields and crops and thus the livelihoods of many people.

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