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 2019

  • 42,400
    detainees given better access to clinics and basic medical supplies
  • 770
    penitentiary and jail health officers provided with various health trainings
  • 269
    people detained in relation to conflict received visits from family members
  • 37
    detainees received post-release assistance that enabled them to travel home
  • 160
    people involved in prison health participated in a regional conference held in the Philippines
  • 4,600
    detainees in congested jails benefited from projects that improved living conditions
  • 25,260
    people reached with food support
  • 90
    doctors, nurses, and members of security forces attended a trauma training course
  • 25,230
    persons benefited from various cash grants
  • 650
    responders in conflict areas trained on first-aid
  • 240
    Islamic scholars and religious leaders discussed Islamic law in relation to IHL
  • 100
    judges, prosecutors, and public attorneys deepened their understanding oh IHL and related domestic laws
  • 16
    law schools/police academy from across the country engaged for the national moot court competition