Philippines

In the Philippines, the ICRC works in isolated areas that are suffering the consequences of long-running armed conflicts. 

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In numbers

In 2020

  • 9
    COVID-19 isolation centers with 1,403 beds to cater to infected detainees in BJMP, BuCor and BI facilities, established with technical and material support from ICRC
  • 400
    health and non-health staff from 15 detention facilities trained on infection prevention and control and supplied with PPE
  • 86
    tablet devices with SIM card and load provided for detainees in 34 BJMP jails and COVID-19 isolation centers to allow them to maintain contact with family members
  • 300
    healthcare workers and frontliners in Mindanao benefited from “Helping the Helpers” online sessions for selfcare and MHPSS support to fellow frontliners
  • 38
    PRC chapters in Mindanao, Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Negros benefited from ICRC financial assistance to support their local COVID-19 response including business continuity of its blood and ambulance services
  • 1,000
    residents in Saad village, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur benefited from the construction of a water-supply project
  • 230
    weapon bearers, health personnel and community members in Mindanao received first aid trainings
  • 9,120
    people displaced by conflict or other violence in Mindanao received food rations and/or household items
  • 1,600
    vulnerable people such as families of missing persons and persons with disabilities received cash grants to improve their economic situation made worse by the pandemic
  • 20,000
    in BJMP Region 4A jails benefited from ICRC-supported TB mass screenings conducted despite COVID-19
  • 4
    academic institutions in Manila and Mindanao engaged on the teaching of IHL and convergence with Islam
  • More than 20
    prosecutors joined the first roll-out of the IHL specialization course developed by the National Prosecution Service in partnership with ICRC