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 2023

  • 13,800 PDLs
    from 8 places of detention are in better-designed and built facilities
  • 405,000 calls
    made by detainees to loved ones using 1,630 donated mobile/Internet load cards
  • 21,800 residents
    in Marawi City boosted their access to sustainable supply of potable water
  • 320 families
    of people who went missing in the 2017 Marawi conflict reached regarding their tracing cases
  • 2,560 residents
    from 8 villages in Mindanao, including some displaced, improved their water supply system, shelter and hygiene standards
  • 550 people
    in Agusan del Norte received crop seeds and tools, and trained on intercropping and contouring techniques
  • 100 health facilities
    that admit patients injured during conflicts received donations of medical equipment and supplies
  • 45 representatives
    from academe, non-state armed groups, Islamic scholars, civil society, BARMM and security sectors, attended a course and/or a Siyar clinic on IHL and Islamic law
  • 40 representatives
    from 16 countries of coast guards, maritime police, navies and policymakers attended the first Asia-Pacific Maritime Law Enforcement symposium and workshop
  • 180 members
    of the Philippine Red Cross staff and volunnteers oriented on improving acceptance and access to communities, and providing a safer and more secure response