Donate to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan

People walking past wreckage and felled trees

An estimated 10,000 people are feared to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and as many as 10 million affected. The survivor's most urgent needs are for water, food and shelter.

Friends of the Earth Philippines is helping to provide relief to affected communities, including the Tagbanua indigenous community whose ancestral domain and waters have been devastated.

For more than twenty five years Friends of the Earth Philippines has campaigned for the rights of indigenous and rural peoples, those who are directly dependent on the land and natural resources for their livelihoods. These communities are at once the most vulnerable to climate change and the least responsible for it.

Friends of the Earth want urgent and just action to prevent the worst consequences of climate change, and to fundamentally change the world’s current energy system. Ordinary people and communities around the world are paying with their livelihoods and lives as the risk of runaway climate change draws closer.

As government negotiators meet in Poland for the UN climate summit, the typhoon is a reminder that the world is on a precipice. The impacts of climate change including floods, hurricanes, droughts, and food shortages are becoming more frequent and devastating.

Tackling climate change means changing the unjust and unsustainable economic system, especially our dependence on polluting fossil fuels and other forms of dirty energy. These are driving:

  • land grabbing
  • pollution
  • deforestation
  • the destruction of ecosystems
  • human rights abuses
  • health problems
  • premature deaths and
  • the collapse of local economies.