For 17 years, Action Against Hunger has taken purposive action in preparedness measures, emergency response, early recovery and development work in the Philippines. Since 2000, interventions has been focused across the sectors of Nutrition, WASH, FSL/NFI, Shelter, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Shelter - Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Good Governance and Advocacy. The projects directly support the most vulnerable populations, IDPs, including host communities, while advancing gender and protection principles in humanitarian action through coordination with other humanitarian actors; synergies with national and sub-national authorities, community leaders, and other protection actors; and advocacy to decision-makers.
Action Against Hunger Philippines has in-depth experiential knowledge on effective humanitarian response in the country. Since 2000, the organization has provided humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected families and IDPs in Central Mindanao, Northeast Mindanao, Western Mindanao, and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The provision of humanitarian aid in the conflict affected provinces of Mindanao through several donor funded projects demonstrates our capacity to provide life-saving and immediate humanitarian assistance in complex situations. Responses have also been provided to disaster-affected communities across the country, including Metro Manila in the wake of the Bohol earthquake, Typhoon Ketsana, Typhoon Haiyan in the islands of Samar and Leyte, Typhoon Koppu, Melor and Haima in the northern provinces of Luzon as well as typhoon WASHI in Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte among others.
Action Against Hunger Philippines has been working in close cooperation and coordination with national and local level governments in the Philippines, and is actively engaged at all levels of government and government line agencies - national, provincial, municipal and barangay. The organization is also an active member and collaborator of the UN led clusters and working groups in the country.