Thousands of residents in Surigao City call for help as their basic human rights – food, water, shelter – are in scarce supply following Typhoon Odette and the worsening climate crisis.
“We are against the way dredging is being implemented. It is irresponsible… We are against the deception and the lies that will hasten the dredging operation."
IN PHOTOS: Filipino climate activists in Manila and Glasgow march to demand justice and concrete ecological action
Today marks the 8th anniversary of the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More than a thousand people are still missing.
Artists and youth organizations from various parts of the Philippines took to walls Filipino communities’ demand for climate justice.
In June, at least 30 young people in the municipality established the ‘Zero Waste Youth Romblon’ or ZWY-Romblon that “aims to make positive changes in the environment.”
The bishop said he is still holding on to hope that the country’s justice system “works and cares for those who have less in life”
The groups said WTE projects will “exacerbate the public health and the ecological crisis” caused by climate change and the pandemic.
The grave disregard of this government toward the welfare of poor communities and the environment will result in many more disasters, especially now that the climate crisis is getting worse.