CARE International is deeply concerned for the safety and mental health of the vulnerable communities, especially women and children.
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:
- Responding to major and minor emergencies, including typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and displacement
- Providing women and girls with sexual and reproductive health services
- Strengthening public health capacities
- Incorporating gender- and gender-based violence programming throughout our work, including when responding to emergencies
- Strengthening communities’ resilience to natural hazards, the climate emergency, environmental degradation, and other shocks and stresses
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.