Philippines

The Philippines is a collection of over 7,000 islands, 11 of which host the vast majority of the population. Although the country is one of the most dynamic economies in East Asia, with sound economic fundamentals and a young highly-skilled workforce, 16.6% of the population live below the poverty line. On top of social inequalities and poverty, natural disasters and conflict continue as destabilizing factors.

Located along the typhoon belt in the Pacific, the country is frequently hit by earthquakes and an average of 20 typhoons every year; hence it ranking 2nd in the 2020 Global Climate Risk Index. Beyond natural disasters, the country is faces a five-decade-long conflict in the Mindanao Region. The conflict has included both jihadist and communist movements and continues to trigger regular population displacements, exacerbating poverty and curbing local development.

 

ACTED in the Philippines

>1 million
beneficiaries supported
21
Civil Society Organization assessed and trained in 2020

In the Philippines, ACTED supports the transition from early recovery and rehabilitation towards long-term development. ACTED possesses a strong expertise in the response to natural disasters, i.e. distribution of emergency kits including water, food, shelter and hygiene, and with the reconstruction and rehabilitation of shelter and wash infrastructures, including in IDP camps.

ACTED also engages in the support to social cohesion and sustainable peace, and intervenes with capacity building of local organizations, promotion of inter-religious and inter-community dialogue, training of media practitioners, and organization of Quick Impact Projects to prevent conflict and mainstream tolerance and non-discrimination. Finally, ACTED supports rural development, income enhancement and market channel creation, benefitting farmer communities in Luzon Island.

ACTED’s project “Strengthening societal respect for religious freedom in Mindanao, the Philippines” aims to enhance interfaith dialogue by promoting a culture of peace, tolerance and religious harmony, supporting the inclusion and cohesion of local civil society, religious faiths, local leaders, media outlets and local authorities.

Current projects

Support to agricultural sustainable recovery and growth for typhoon affected farming communities in Northern Luzon

More information about our programs in the Philippines

En anglais

ACTED Philippines Country Strategy
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En anglais

Rapid Response Mechanism in Western Mindanao
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En Anglais

Building Resilience against the Impact of Disaster throught Governance
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En Anglais

Waste Management in Eastern Samar
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En Anglais

Rehabilitation and Peace Building
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