International Assistance in the Phillipines
Why we are on site
The Philippines is one of the largest countries of islands in the world. Due to its geographic location, the country is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters. The island groups, their populations and ecosystems are subjected to tropical storms and typhoons, flooding, droughts and earthquakes. The effects of climate change exacerbate the situation. In addition, earthquakes and volcano eruptions are frequent occurrences. Social inequality in the country is great; a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line and often has no access to sanitation or clean drinking water.
What We Achieve Together with Our Partner Organisations
Johanniter International Assistance has been active in the Philippines since 2010 and assists its people before and after natural disasters. We strengthen the resilience of the population living on site with our local partners. Together with the at-risk communities, the local authorities and further participants, we collaborate to develop measures for disaster prevention and adaptation to climate change. This includes strengthening local capacities to improve the response to natural disasters in the long term with locally available knowledge.