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ICRC in the Philippines – Delegation newsletter, February 2011

10-03-2011 Field Newsletter

2011 greeted the Philippines with enduring rains and floods in parts of the country. The ICRC provided a half-month supply of food to around 48,000 people in conflict- and flood-stricken areas of Northern Samar. Improving access to healthcare, water and sanitation remain priorities for the ICRC in Central Mindanao, where it assists the most vulnerable people. An overview of ICRC activities in the Philippines in February 2011.

Content

  • A busy year ahead
  • Working in conflict-affected areas
  • Vital help for 48,000 flod victims in Northern Samar
  • A breath of comfort in overcrowded jails
  • Young reporter from Mexico visits the Philippines

Photos

After days of continuous rains and floods, residents of Las Navas municipality, Northern Samar, receives timely food assistance. 

After days of continuous rains and floods, residents of Las Navas municipality, Northern Samar, receives timely food assistance.
© ICRC / A. Isyuk