News, Philippines

Poverty increases during lockdown

Almost three months have passed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which in Italy, as in the Philippines, caused many deaths. Specifically, out of 12.942 confirmed cases, filipino victims are 837. The most affected group are people over 60 years old (around 68%). According to the Department of Health 89 % of all confirmed …

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Labor day: paying homage to all humanitarian workers

The idea of ​​celebrating Labor Day on May 1st was launched during the Second International congress that met in Paris in July 1889. Indeed, the intention was to commemorate the Haymarket Uprising that took place 3 years earlier in Chicago. During this uprising, a general strike was called across the United States to reduce the …

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Coronavirus and human rights in the Philippines

The first case of COVID-19 in the Philippines was reported on 30 January 2020. It was by a Chinese woman. Since then, the virus spread rapidly and today there have been around 6000 confirmed cases, out of which around 400 deaths. There may be more sick people under home quarantine. The red area is in …

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Humanitarian response to Coronavirus: 3 important reccomendations

The Coronavirus outbreak around the world is touching also the humanitarian and aid sector. For this reason, a few days ago, the Sphere movement released a four-page document guiding all humanitarian workers through the Coronavirus response by referring to relevant parts of the Sphere Handbook. The Sphere movement was started in 1997 by a group …

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