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Support Marinel Sumook Ubaldo and other climate crisis survivors


Marinel Sumook Ubaldo was 16 when she knew she had to fight to find a way to protect herself and her community from the disastrous effects of climate change. She survived the deadly Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 to become a leading youth activist, dedicated to ensuring governments around the world confront climate change and tackle its effects on her community and others like it.

A nature lover and well-known youth activist, Marinel spends her spare time campaigning for her community’s rights. In September 2018, she went to New York City to give evidence to an investigation into climate change and the way fossil fuel industries contribute to it. “I’m not just… a climate statistic,” she told a packed assembly hall. “My story is only one of many, and I’m here to speak on behalf of the vulnerable and the marginalized communities — may our voices be heard.”

Marinel, her family and thousands of others who lost their homes in the typhoon need food, water, housing, electricity and toilets. The Philippine government has not done enough and has left them to live in unhealthy conditions where it is hard to earn a livelihood.

Take Action: Tell the President of the Philippines to ensure the residents of Matarinao have decent living conditions.