25 November 2013, The Philippines. In response to Typhoon “Haiyan”, known as Typhoon “Yolanda” in the Philippines, the exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in early November 2013, FEED has decided to concentrate its rehabilitation efforts on further advocating environmental awareness as an essential component of education in the Philippines, from Elementary to Graduate level education. FEED will work with the University of the Philippines Los Baños – the premier institution when it comes to environmental knowledge and capacities, as well as other international agencies.
Climatologists have connected the typhoon to climate change. During the 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference (which was coincidentally held concurrently with the typhoon), Yeb Saño, the lead negotiator of the Philippines delegation, received a standing ovation when he declared a hunger strike:
“In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home, I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate; this means I will voluntarily refrain from eating food during this COP, until a meaningful outcome is in sight.” — Yeb Saño
The country faces a humanitarian crisis, leaving 2 million people homeless and more than 670,000 displaced. We dedicated our efforts to furthering the sustainability of aid relief by focusing on the rebuilding and reconstruction of education & environmental initiatives that are geared towards ensuring the sustainability of these initiatives.
For donations to the Typhoon survivors, consult FEED at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the NGO network to grasp the non-profit regulation in the Philippines to discern the credible and accredited establishments prior to donating: http://www.ngoregnet.org/country_information_by_region/Asia_and_Oceania/Philippines.asp