Philippines Humanitarian Emergency

A new mother lies next to her baby.
Mother and child in the Philippines

The Philippines is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world, experiencing multiple powerful cyclones each year, which cause widespread damage. The country is also vulnerable to earthquakes. Additionally, forced displacement continues in the Mindanao region as a result of conflict between government forces and several armed groups. UNFPA provides women, girls and young people who are displaced or affected by natural disasters with sexual and reproductive health and protection services and distributes dignity kits to respond to the hygiene needs of pregnant and lactating women. Boys and men are engaged in awareness-raising sessions on gender-based violence in emergencies. To strengthen preparedness, UNFPA prepositions supplies such as emergency reproductive health kits and emergency maternity tent sets and works with the Philippine Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development and other government partners to enhance linkages between humanitarian assistance, development and peacebuilding.

Country Population: 100.7 mil

Humanitarian needs

300,000
78,000
4,973
86,770
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA Philippines/Czar Dancel

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    20,309
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    2,532
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    4
    Number of safe spaces
    6
  • Capacity strengthening
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    2
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    2
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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