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

Humanitarian response from January-November 2018

  • 26,200
    conflict-affected people enhanced their livelihood through cash grants or cash-for-work activities
  • 10,900
    people in Mindanao received household and hygiene items to help them cope with displacement
  • 32,400
    displaced people in Mindanao gained or maintained their access to clean water
  • 1,900
    detainees benefited from improved living conditions through projects in congested jails
  • 688
    health workers in conflict areas received first-aid training
  • 30
    health facilities in conflict areas received medicines and supplies to treat wounded and sick people
  • 356
    detainees received visits from family members
  • 763
    persons arrested in relation to the conflict were followed-up individually
  • 2,600
    members of state security forces improved knowledge of IHL and international policing standards
  • 186
    Islamic scholars and religious leaders in Mindanao and Manila know more about IHL in relation to Islamic law
  • 521
    Philippine Red Cross volunteer mobilizations to support ICRC activities in Mindanao
  • 167
    staff and volunteers from 100 PRC chapters gained improved capacity to operate safely