Let's work together to safeguard our fellow Filipinos' lives, homes, and livelihoods during disasters.

Established in 2004, Sagip Kapamilya (SK) is a significant responder to natural disasters in the Philippines. SK collaborates with national and local government agencies, other NGOs, and the military to assist all communities affected by calamities.

We take a comprehensive approach to reduce disaster risks, including preparation, Relief Operations, and long-term rebuilding of communities affected.

The impact of our relief efforts on communities

The impact of our relief efforts on communities

Please take part in mitigating disaster risks and rebuilding communities with us

Families assisted
Classrooms built
Legacy buildings built


The Philippines is one of the top 5 most disaster-prone countries in the world. Year by year, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes put the Filipino people, infrastructure, and economy at risk.

Varying social and cultural perceptions of disaster preparedness
Communities at highest risk of natural disasters live in coastal areas and highly dense, informal communities. Yet, most of the community members passively view natural and weather-related disasters as unique events that happen by chance. The challenge is to change this perspective and that preparation can improve their chances of surviving disasters that do come more regularly, if and when it comes.
Insufficient Resources
Disasters demand immediate and speedy assistance. Hunger and thirst do not wait. Sickness is always ready to pounce at times of disasters. The logistical nightmare of delivering assistance is a major cobstacle in any calamity. The challenge is to store sufficient reserves and position these in critical areas for immediate deployment, and to build up such reserves. Resource insufficiency can be turned into resource sufficiency, with major assistance from others.
Competing Priorities
The immediate deficits in every community hit by disaster are food, water and energy. Despite this clear community profile, the tangled mix of competing mandates result in competing priorities, to the detriment of the people in need of help. Housing, food distribution, health outreach, sanitation facility provision, clean water access, economic opportunity restoration – all need to be coordinated, with determined local leadership to implement a community-based rehabilitation program, with strong assistance from both private and public sectors. This is a challenge in itself!

Your help has done a great deal after we lost our house during Ompong. We lost our livelihood and we don’t know how to start over. With your help, we now have a house. We will now have a place to sleep. We now have a starting point as we move on with our lives after Ompong.

Manang Elizabeth
SK Beneficiary - Housing Kit Recipient, Itogon, Benguet