Relatives of missing persons during one of the Accompaniment Program Sessions.

Philippines: Reaching out to conflict-affected communities

Halfway into 2022, the ICRC has already carried out a wide range of the humanitarian activities in the Philippines. Take a glimpse of our work through our new infographic.
Infographic 21 September 2022 Philippines

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strives to protect and assist people who are affected by armed conflict. We promote respect for universal humanitarian principles and humanitarian law—also known as the rules of war—among state security forces and nonstate armed groups, authorities, and religious leaders.

We aim to ensure that parties to the conflict fulfill their obligations to preserve the lives, security, physical and moral integrity, and dignity of affected people. We strive to prevent or put a stop to actual or potential violations of IHL and other relevant bodies of law or norms that protect human beings.

We provide conflict-affected communities with resources so they could meet their basic needs or rebuild their lives, and we accompany those searching for family members who have gone missing during armed conflict. We support our partner, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), in providing COVID-19 vaccines to persons deprived of liberty (PDLs), residents of far-flung, conflict-affected communities, and places of armed conflict. We assist detention authorities in improving the health and living conditions of PDLs while giving them the means to communicate with their families and attend judicial proceedings.

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.

For the full details of our work from January to June 2022, download our infographic.

families of missing persons participated in the second cycle of the Accompaniment Program Sessions. The majority of the families were also given financial assistance through the Micro-Economic Initiative.
families living in parts of Mindanao received shelter kits from the ICRC. The families’ living conditions also improved when the ICRC delivered latrine kits and constructed hand pumps in their villages.
persons with disabilities benefitted from the services of Davao Jubilee Foundation, an organization supported by the ICRC. Aside from receiving mobility devices, selected beneficiaries were given grants to establish or continue their business ventures.
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered by the PRC Zamboanga COVID-19 vaccination center, which is supported by the ICRC
hospitals’ Women and Children Protection Units were renovated by the ICRC. These were the Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital in Butuan City and Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center in Tandag, Surigao del Sur.