We Save Lives

When disaster strikes, it is always the poorest and most vulnerable individuals and communities who suffer the most.

OUR GOAL: Risks and impacts of hazards and disasters are prevented or reduced, thus saving lives and contributing to resilience, long-term development, and peace.

Photo: April Bulanadi/Oxfam Pilipinas

Oxfam Pilipinas calls for proactive spending of disaster funds on Yolanda’s 10th anniversary

November 8, 2023

Humanitarian and development organization Oxfam Pilipinas urges local governments to shift from reactive spending to a proactive approach by utilizing local calamity funds, also known as the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Funds (LDRRMF) effectively.

Fulfillment in helping others

August 21, 2023

Maricar Eranista has worked as a barangay health worker (BHW) for 13 years. She and the other BHWs are the front liners in their community regarding health concerns in Umiray, Gen. Nakar, Quezon.

Recovering from Noru: The Dumagat Tribe of Quezon

August 21, 2023

When Super Typhoon Noru hit the provinces of Quezon and Aurora on September 25, 2022, several communities suffered significant damage to infrastructure and homes despite implementing emergency protocols and disaster preparedness and mitigation actions. 

Instilling community ownership

August 21, 2023

Community Organizers Multiversity (COM) is a non-government organization based in Mindanao. Because of its extensive experience in providing humanitarian assistance in difficult-to-reach areas, the CO Multiversity has become one of the reliable partners of Oxfam Pilipinas in implementing its humanitarian programs on the ground.

Thousands affected by ‘Egay’ face damaged houses, livelihoods 

July 28, 2023

Oxfam Pilipinas and partners raised concern over the thousands of people affected by Super Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri), which lashed strong winds and dumped heavy rains in different parts of the country, particularly in Northern Luzon.

BARMM braces for El Niño season

May 5, 2023

Groups organized a forum in Cotabato City on Wednesday to support the readiness of BARMM government and communities to prepare for the incoming El Niño and the potential extreme weather events – much stronger typhoon and flooding after the dry spell.

Stamping out COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Maguindanao’s last mile communities

November 28, 2022

Ranila Moctal had just given birth to her third child when she contracted the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) about two years ago.

Reaching remote towns outside Marawi, two months on

July 23, 2017

Two months into the crisis in Marawi, adequate humanitarian aid have yet to reach families forced to flee to remote towns outside the city, especially those located around Lake Lanao. 

Marawi Response: One month on

June 23, 2017

As the crisis in Marawi City enters its fifth week, there are concerns that the situation could become protracted, with no immediate indication on when evacuees could return to their homes. The number of evacuees continue to increase as neighboring municipalities affected by the ongoing offensives have also sought shelter and livelihood options elsewhere.  One month on, here’s […]