‘Gutom na po’ – Surigao City survivors call for relief in Odette aftermath

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Thousands of residents in Surigao City are calling for help with their basic needs such as food, water, shelter are in scarce supply in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette.

Joining calls for immediate relief and recovery, Greenpeace renewed its call 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,” Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines Executive Director Yeb Saño said.

“These typhoons will get worse, more unpredictable, and more destructive should they remain merely reactionary to the climate crisis,” he added.

Photo credits: Jilson Tiu and Angeli Cantillana | Greenpeace

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