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-June 2018

  • Around 1,900
    people displaced by conflicts in Mindanao received food and household items
  • 5,550
    people affected by conflict received cash grants as livelihood support
  • 8
    hospitals treating sick, wounded and displaced people received medical donations
  • 110
    health workers and weapon bearers in conflict-affected areas trained on first aid and basic life support
  • 234
    detainees stayed in touch with relatives through the ICRC family visit program
  • 63
    medical professionals and jail health aides provided with ICRC technical support to improve access to healthcare and healthcare delivery to inmates
  • 375
    inmates in an overcrowded jail had their living conditions improved through infrastructure repairs
  • Around 2,700
    weapon bearers, academics, lawyers, judges and prosecutors enhanced their awareness of the rules of war and related local legislation
  • At least 380
    Islamic scholars and religious leaders discussed the relevance of IHL and Islamic Law related to armed conflict
  • 167
    Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers oriented on how they can safely operate and deliver their services in the field