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 in 2017

  • 79,000
    people displaced by conflicts in Mindanao received food and household items
  • 22,700
    people affected by conflict in Visayas and Mindanao received livelihood support
  • 65
    health facilities treating sick, wounded and displaced people in Mindanao received medical support
  • 51,600
    evacuees and returnees of Marawi received daily supply of potable water
  • 382
    people detained in relation to conflict were individually monitored
  • 4,300
    arms carriers gained enhanced awareness of the rules of international humanitarian law (IHL)
  • 12,000
    inmates in New Bilibid Prison underwent tuberculosis screening for early detection and treatment
  • 5,500
    inmates in 7 overcrowded jails had their living conditions improved through infrastructure repairs
  • 350
    detainees stayed in touch with relatives through the family visit program
  • 100,000
    displaced people in Mindanao assisted, in close cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers
  • 100,000
    displaced people in Mindanao assisted, in close cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers
  • 1,300
    people in conflict-affected communities in Mindanao and weapon bearers improved their skills on first aid and basic life support
  • 700
    Islamic scholars and religious leaders discussed the relevance of IHL and Islamic Law related to armed conflict