International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Philippines

Unverified non-profit organisation

In the Philippines, where the ICRC has worked since 1982, the delegation assists and protects civilians adversely affected by armed clashes between the government and insurgent groups. It acts as a neutral intermediary between opposing forces in humanitarian matters. It also visits security detainees, helps improve conditions in prisons and promotes IHL.

Throughout the decades of internal armed conflicts in the country, the ICRC has been visiting detainees and assisting people in need, many of them displaced because of the conflict. In cooperation with the national authorities, the ICRC has launched the “Call for Action” programme to address: legal and procedural problems leading to overcrowding in prisons; concerns regarding the health of detainees, in particular the spread of tuberculosis; and poor living conditions.


Participant in relevant networks

The International Committe of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent organisation whose mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence, and to provide them with assistance. It directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in situations of relief.

About this organisation

Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Philippines

Global issues

Disasters and humanitarian affairs ; Peace and security; Refugees and all (3)