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

2016

  • 55,000
    displaced people and residents in Maguindanao accessed safe water and sanitation facilities through ICRC projects in 13 evacuation centers.
  • 68,000
    people in southern Luzon, Northern Samar and Mindanao earned income through donations of vegetable seeds, tools, equipment or cash grants.
  • 18,200
    people were screened for tuberculosis (TB) in two ICRC pilot sites, the New Bilibid Prison and the Quezon City Jail. Through improved early TB-detection mechanisms, 999 inmates who had TB were identified and enrolled for treatment.
  • 180,000
    people displaced by armed clashes or violence in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur and Haran Compound in Davao City, or affected by drought in North Cotabato, received food and household items to help them cope with thei
  • More than 900
    people wounded by weapons were treated in ICRC-supported health facilities in Mindanao. Among these, more than 90 patients received financial assistancenwhile 41 patients benefited from PRC’s blood services.
  • More than 3,800
    weapon bearers were educated on IHL, human rights, and humanitarian principles in armed conflict through seminars and workshops.

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