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[OPINION] The humanitarian imperative and the threat of the Anti-Terror Bill

Jun 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'An important issue, though less discussed in online debates, is the anti-terror bill’s implication on people’s access to humanitarian support'

A Filipino humanitarian's #GiftofHope to the Rohingya, other refugees

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:02 PM

'The good thing is Filipinos are resilient. We learn from every mistake, we convert threats to opportunities, and we are able to still give when we ourselves have outstanding needs. Those are our traits.'

REFUGEES. More than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh within 100 days since the renewed outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. Photo by Roger Arnold/UNHCR

Being human and humanitarian

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:50 PM

In a world that is not equal and is increasingly challenged by conflict, humanitarian workers face death defying missions and the highest levels of risks and threats to fight the battles that people cannot fight on their own

HUMANITARIAN AID. At a tent city in Pantar, Lanao del Norte. Photo by Diana Mendoza

UNHCR restores hope among Marawi victims amid ongoing conflict

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:22 PM

According to government data there have been 78 466 families or 359 680 persons displaced as of August 18 due to the ongoing siege in Marawi City

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

WATCH IN 360º: The Marawi humanitarian crisis

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz and multimedia producer Adrian Portugal take you to the front lines of the Marawi humanitarian crisis in this 360 degree video

MARAWI HUMANITARIAN SITUATION. This immersive 360-degree video first takes you to Bubong, a remote town in Lanao del Sur which has been isolated due to the clashes between government forces and local terrorists in Marawi City

Marawi clash evacuees now volunteers

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

I want to help the victims because I was also a victim says MSU Marawi student Edward Borres who fled his city with fellow students two days after the clashes began

HELP. Student volunteers help in bringing goods. Photo by Wendy Perocho Salva

Maranao student helps build Muslim-Christian understanding in evacuation site

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:46 PM

A young Maranao student volunteer in an evacuation center in Iligan City builds a bridge of solidarity between Muslim and Christian evacuees and responders

STUDENT VOLUNTEER. 18-year-old Najmah Asum (in blue) helps the local social welfare and development unit in distributing relief goods in Buru-un evacuation center in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of Najmah Asum

Why do millennials join NGOs?

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:45 PM

While young humanitarian workers have different reasons for joining NGOs they are all united by their common goal: change

Filipino aid worker remembers ordeal in South Sudan attack

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:00 AM

During the 4 hour rampage by South Sudanese troops at the Hotel Terrain in July Giano Libot along with other international humanitarian workers witnessed a colleague killed by the soldiers

UNDER THE BED. This is the view of Filipino aid worker Giano Libot when he hid under the bed as South Sudanese troops attacked their safe house. Photo from Giano Libot

What's at stake in the World Humanitarian Summit for PH?

May 24, 2016 - 4:54 PM

As one of the biggest recipients of humanitarian aid during disasters the Philippines acknowledges its crucial role in the summit and pushes for localized response

DISASTER RESPONSE. The Philippine delegation participates at the first World Humanitarian Summit. Photo from DRRNET Philippines

#LandoPH: Hitting close to home

Oct 18, 2015 - 10:36 AM

I ve been deployed to several emergency responses including typhoon Haiyan Doing the work now in my own province should not be any different But I’m wrong It’s harder

Nay Belen: From beneficiary to humanitarian worker

Aug 19, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Nay Belen is a fine example of someone empowered to serve others

FROM BENEFICIARY TO PROVIDER. Nay Belen explains the various ways to empower communities. All photos by Darwin Masacupan

A salute to the humanitarians

Aug 19, 2014 - 1:30 PM

A young humanitarian worker pays tribute to her colleagues on World Humanitarian Day

What's it like to be a humanitarian worker?

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:42 PM

On Tuesday August 19 the world will observe the Humanitarian Day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world

UN OCHA: Some international aid agencies capacity 'overstretched'

Nov 13, 2013 - 12:14 AM

The UN OCHA says some agencies are overstretched due to two other humanitarian crises in the Philippines

RELIEF READY. Staff load aeroplane with equipment from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and partners to support UN relief work, after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. EPA/PER KNUTSSON SWEDEN OUT