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.
Joining calls for immediate relief and recovery, Greenpeace also renewed its calls for climate justice and the declaration of a national climate emergency.
“As we seek immediate recovery for our fellow citizens in the aftermath of Odette, we demand that our institutions see this as another wake-up call – and this time, they have to take it seriously,” said Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines Executive Director Yeb Saño. “These typhoons will get worse, more unpredictable, and more destructive should they remain merely reactionary to the climate crisis.”
Photos by Jilson Tiu/Greenpeace and Angeli Cantillana/Greenpeace