Our humanitarian work in the Philippines in 2021
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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