WE DOCUMENT CLIMATE DISPLACEMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES.

Yolanda's Ground Zero in 360
 

Statement on #COP26

As the #COP26 takes place, we implore wealthy countries to commit to improved climate pledges.

We worked with some Filipinos displaced by a super typhoon. It took most of them half a decade to successfully relocate to safe zones. Until today, many remain in the coastal village, which was declared a danger zone. 

Their stories highlight the nexus between displacement, the climate crisis, and human rights.

 

We implore world leaders to adopt improved emission abatement targets. Rich states should increase contributions to climate finance. We urge the world’s primary CO2 emitters to look beyond the economics of climate change and consider the suffering of people living in areas most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including those who live beyond their borders.

ADVOCACY SNAPSHOT

We tell the story of some super-typhoon-displaced residents who live in a coastal community that has been reeling from the impacts of climate change.  Since 2016, we have been teaching young people in the community how to take photos and craft stories. We started with smartphones and then progressed to using DSLR cameras. By teaching them these skills, we empower them to document their stories from their own perspective. Their photos have been exhibited in the Philippines, China, and Australia.

Postcards From Disasters
 

WHAT WE DO

Collaborative storytelling between journalists and climate-displaced Filipinos

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EMPOWER

We educate climate-displaced persons on human rights and climate change and build confidence to speak up.

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INFORM

We raise awareness on the plight of climate-vulnerable communities and the problems hounding the government's recovery responses.

ENGAGE

We facilitate engagement between the community, the media, and policymakers.

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PERSUADE

We contribute to improving processes and policies governing social services for the displaced residents.

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