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ICRC in the Philippines – Delegation newsletter, October 2010

31-10-2010 Field Newsletter

Two years ago some 500,000 people in Central Mindanao fled their homes to escape clashes between government troops and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The ICRC, alongside other organizations, assisted them by distributing relief goods, installing water systems and latrines, and supporting neighbouring health facilities. Following the ceasefire in 2009, most displaced families gradually went back – but not those who became destitute. An overview of ICRC activities in the Philippines in October 2010.

Content

  • Remaining relevant in the face of actual challenges
  • Working towards health and dignity in overcrowded places of detention
  • From the field
  • In brief
  • Helping residents and displaced alike
  • “Red Cross award for humanitarian reporting” launched



Photos

Mindanao Island, Datu Odin Sinsuat evacuation centre.  

Mindanao Island, Datu Odin Sinsuat evacuation centre.
© ICRC / D. Revol / v-p-ph-e-00467