Disaster by Design














The Philippines faces constant and consistent natural disasters from earthquakes to tsunamis
to typhoons. This website
will show you why these natural disasters occur
and how the Philippine government contributes
to worsening the immense damage the Philippines
has to endure.

Typhoon Haiyan, the 24th
tropical storm to hit
the Philippines in 2013,
is one of the strongest typhoons in world history.   

SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24887746

The Philippines ranks as the third most disaster-prone country in the world because of its proximity to the sea, exposing them to the natural hazards of cyclones, flooding and sea level rise.

SOURCE: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/52858/philippines-is-3rd-most-disaster-prone-country-new-study-shows

In 2012 alone, 10.6 million Filipinos were displaced by natural disasters.

SOURCE: International Disaster Database (EM-DAT)

The Philippine islands are located on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire, causing volcanic eruptions and earthquakes
while facing an average 25 tropical storms per year.

SOURCE: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/52858/philippines-is-3rd-most-disaster-prone-country-new-study-shows

In 2012, the Philippines ranked highest in deaths caused by natural disasters
at 2360, followed by
China at 771 deaths.

SOURCE: International Disaster Database (EM-DAT)

Although the Philippines
has endured many disasters,
the devastation is both natural and man-made.

Fossil fuels released from
large-scale, multi-national, corporate extractive industries create
extreme weather patterns
and climate crisis.

The Philippine government allows the extraction of natural resources and large agribusiness by foreign corporations including large-scale mining, logging, and quarrying, stripping the land of its natural elements.

This makes devastation
worse when typhoons hit, creating preventable massive landslides caused by
the lack of trees due to
rapid deforestation.

A weak infrastructure and
extreme poverty in urban
and rural areas caused by
systemic government neglect
intensifies the impact of a
natural disaster, both physically and financially.

Instead of spending money on aid for the people, the Philippine government has pocketed millions of public funds into their own pockets.

The Pork Barrel scam involving the abuse of tax payer dollars by corrupt politicians has denied the Philippine people of public funds meant for social services.

The people of the Philippines are in need of our help.
If their government won't provide the aid the Philippine people need, we can.

The challenge has two parts:

Provide basic needs to the victims of these natural disasters.
The people need food, water, shelter, medicines, clothing, and hope. The best way those in the US can help is to donate money to credible and honest organizations that work directly with the people.
Expose the crimes against the people
by the Philippine government.
The damage caused by natural disasters can be helped, yet the Philippine government ignores investing in the infrastructures and systems that could prevent these tragedies the Philippines.
Help the Philippines
in three different ways:

Create awareness around the environmental and political injustices

in the Philippines.
100% of your donations goes directly
to those affected and in need.
Visit nafconusa.org for more info.
There are Anakbayan chapters in every major city that can connect you to the Philippines current issues.