An ICRC staff briefs members of the Moro National Liberation Front on international humanitarian law.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) first established a permanent presence in Mindanao in 1986 by opening a sub-delegation in Davao City. In 2008, the ICRC opened an office in Cotabato City due to the humanitarian needs in this area. At present, the ICRC Cotabato office covers Maguindanao, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato, Cotabato City, General Santos City, Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.
Below is an infographic summary of the activities and projects undertaken by the ICRC Cotabato office in 2016.