Our humanitarian work in the Philippines in 2021

Our humanitarian work in the Philippines in 2021

This four-page infographic provides a glimpse into the wide range of the ICRC's humanitarian activities in the Philippines, despite the continued challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Infographic 14 February 2022 Philippines

Communities in remote areas of the Philippines are still unable to return home following outbreaks of armed conflict in Maguindanao, parts of Caraga, Zamboanga Peninsula, Negros and Samar Islands. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), often in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), has helped those affected by the violence, including those who had been affected by the 2017 Marawi conflict.

We have worked with the authorities to meet people's basic needs and to visit people detained as result of the conflict. We are striving to improve the health and living conditions of detainees in the most congested facilities. We are also working with all parties to promote and strengthen international humanitarian law (IHL), including through integrating IHL into domestic legal and policy frameworks.

The ICRC is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of people affected by armed conflict and to provide them with assistance.

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people displaced in Maguindanao, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon and Zamboanga Peninsula received food items
people supported through cash grants, and microeconomic and cash-for-work programmes to cover their basic needs or to start or expand small businesses
Over 21,000
people received technical and material assistance on water supply in Marawi City Water District
people, including families of missing people, received mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services
people, including authorities, religious leaders and community members, briefed about the ICRC’s mandate and IHL principles
detainees provided better living conditions through improved ventilation, access to water supply, improved power supply and bunkbeds
health-care workers, weapon bearers and community members given first-aid training