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Please donate now to Friends of the Earth Philippines and help provide relief to affected communities

by Friends of the Earth International — last modified Nov 13, 2013 03:55 PM

An estimated 2,000 people are feared to have been killed in the fierce typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and as many as 10 million affected.

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

 

 

Join us in demanding climate justice!

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 Philippines is working with organisations of Indigenous Peoples and disaster relief agencies on efforts to provide assistance to communities that are most inaccessible.

Friends of the Earth International and our members around the world are calling for urgent and just action to avert 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 breakdown draws closer.

Contribute to Friends of the Earth Philippines and help support those who are struggling to defend their rights and livelihoods in the face of the climate crisis.

As government negotiators meet in Poland for the UN climate summit, the typhoon should serve as another reminder that the world is on a precipice. From flooding to hurricanes to droughts and food shortages, the impacts of climate change are becoming more frequent and devastating day by day.

Tackling climate change means changing the unjust and unsustainable economic system, especially our dependence on polluting fossil fuels and other forms of dirty energy which is driving land grabbing, pollution, deforestation and the destruction of ecosystems, as well as human rights abuses, health problems, premature deaths, and the collapse of local economies.

Help support the environmental movement of the Philippines and across the globe as we echo the words of the chief representative from the Philippines at the UN climate talks in Poland: “stop this madness.”


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