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

In numbers

Marawi crisis: May-September 2017

  • More than 98,000
    displaced people received half-month food rations and essential household and hygiene items in Marawi City and in some municipalities of Lanao del Sur
  • 15,000
    displaced people and residents gained enhanced access to water supply through deployment of mobile water-treatment units and by powering 2 pumping stations
  • 15
    rural health units received 20 emergency health kits (each for the treatment of 10,000 sick people for 3 months)
  • 47
    people arrested in relation to the Marawi conflict visited in jail by ICRC teams, to ensure proper treatment and living conditions
  • 860
    civilians from Marawi evacuated to safety; while around 150 people were reunited with a missing family member with help of PRC
  • 460
    body bags and other materials provided to authorized retrieval groups, and 125 of their personnel trained on proper handling of human remains
  • 5,500
    displaced people enjoyed potable water and improved hygiene through construction of water and sanitation facilities, and delivery of water with help of PRC
  • 9
    health facilities received medical supplies to treat more than 500 wounded and sick people
  • 140
    health workers from 14 health facilities in the east of Lake Lanao trained on diarrhea prevention