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 2021

  • 5,800
    detainees provided better living conditions through improved ventilation, access to water supply, improved power supply and bunkbeds
  • 11,000
    people, including authorities, religious leaders, and community members. briefed about the ICRC's mandate and IHL principles
  • 500,000
    calls made by detainees to their families using devices donated by the ICRC
  • 1,100
    people, including families of missing people, received mental health and psychosocial support
  • 186
    volunteers from 8 PRC chapters mobilized to support 49 ICRC activities in Mindanao
  • 16,000
    internally displaced people (IDP) and host community members in rural areas benefited from water supply, sanitation, and shelter projects
  • 560
    healthcare workers, weapon bearers, and community members trained on first-aid and pre-hospital care
  • 16,400
    people displaced in Maguindanao, Bukidnon, and Zamboanga Peninsula received food/and or essential household items
  • 8,800
    people supported thorugh cash grants to establish or expand income-generating activities and cash-for-work projects that aimed at repairing community structures and providing short-term employment
  • 700
    detainees benefitted from scabies-control campaign
  • 180
    weapon bearers and madrasah teachers introduced to IHL and its commonalities with Islamic law
  • 400
    AFP and PNP officers participated in IHL-related workshops and meetings