Case Studies

Angelie: Protecting Children After the Typhoon

For Angelie and the youth in her community, Typhoon Odette was a collective nightmare. With support from UNICEF, Angelie became a Child-Friendly Space team leader to safeguard the children in…
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Jackie: Fighting for Women’s Rights after Typhoon Odette

As a Women-Friendly Space Facilitator, Jackie from Surigao del Norte did not let Typhoon Rai stop her from advocating for women’s rights in her community.
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Mercedita: A Thriving Livelihood

After Typhoon Rai, Mercedita and her family were one of the many in Limasawa, Southern Leyte who lost their homes, fishing boats, and fishing equipment to the storm. With support from Plan International…
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Mirasol & Evangeline: Service Against Odds

Mirasol and Evangeline are mother and daughter who want to improve health care in their community. However, Typhoon Rai further exacerbated the problems in their village, as families like theirs…
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Miguela: Becoming Resilient for Children

As a Barangay Health Worker, Miguela has always strived to serve the children and women in her community. After seeing the devastation brought by Typhoon Odette, she trained to become a team…
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Young and in pursuit of peace: A World Humanitarian Day feature…

Farhana, 25-year-old peacebuilder, shares how she contributes to the pursuit of peace amidst the complex humanitarian crisis in Maguindanao
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Empowering Women and Youth of Maguindanao amidst the COVID-19…

Addressing the hygiene and reproductive health needs of young women and girls of Maguindanao proves to be a challenge with the multiple health and safety risks they already contend with in their…
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Bernadette: A Thousand Steps for Water

Access to clean water and hygiene products is a challenge for many households after Typhoon Odette (Rai), but especially for Bernadette who lives in one of Cebu’s upland communities where…
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Restoring life after Typhoon Odette through Cash for Health

With hospitals, clinics, and rural health clinics destroyed or damaged by Typhoon Odette (Rai), mothers and their children in Southern Leyte had limited or no access to medicine and health services.…
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Planting Seeds of Hope: How women are rebuilding their lives…

In the aftermath of Typhoon Odette (Typhoon Rai), women and children in Surigao del Norte became vulnerable to multiple health and safety risks. The Women-Friendly Spaces (WFS) initiative was…
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A Single Mother’s Perseverance in the face of Super Typhoon…

Aracele is a Barangay Health Worker and single mother who lives with her 10-year-old son and 76-year-old father. To survive Typhoon Odette they had to cling to their neighbor’s gate, and when…
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Birthing Hope Amidst the Storm

When Typhoon Odette reached the country, Mariel was due to give birth at any moment. Women’s Health on Wheels is giving mothers like her a chance to welcome their newborns towards a more hopeful…
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