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CARE started work in: 1949

Philippines ranks 106 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International responds to natural disasters in the Philippines, as well as strengthening communities' resilience to natural hazards.

History of CARE International’s work in the Philippines 

CARE International has worked in the Philippines since 1949. The country is highly exposed to the climate emergency and geologic hazards including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These frequent natural disasters disrupt communities’ abilities to establish jobs and livelihood opportunities.  

CARE Philippines has supported relief efforts to many emergencies across the country, including the 2017 earthquake in Surigao City, the Marawi armed conflict and most recently typhoons Rolly and Ulysees (Vamco) in 2020.  

What CARE International does in the Philippines 

Our work in the Philippines focuses on:  

Since 2020, CARE International has responded to COVID-19 in the Philippines. Response efforts include distributing food, access to clean water and sanitation, and raising community awareness about COVID-19 and vaccines.  

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 875,110
  • Women & girls 50%
  • Indirect 5,530,198
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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