CARE has worked in the Philippines since 1949 and has focused largely on disaster response, emergency preparedness, livelihoods recovery and integrated risk management programs. CARE’s recent responses in the Philippines include typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in 2012, Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, Ruby (Hagupit) in 2014, Lando (Koppu) and Koppu (Melor) in 2015, Karen (Sarika), Lawin (Haima), Nina (Nock-ten) in 2016, and the earthquake in Surigao City in 2017. CARE is currently implementing a number of urban resilience, disaster risk reduction and economic development programs in the Philippines.
CARE Philippines' Approach
Humanitarian Partnership Platform
CARE Philippines has set up a Humanitarian Partnership Platform with national NGOs, People’s Organizations, and private sector companies across the country. These partnerships are based on trust, mutual benefit and shared vision. The goal of the partnership platform is to be able to respond to natural and man-made disasters in the Philippines with speed, scale and quality. CARE is a signatory for chapter for change, and is committed to implement all of its programs in the Philippines through partnership with national organizations.
Focus on Women and Girls
Women and girls in the developing world are hit hardest by emergencies. CARE puts women and girls in the center of its humanitarian and development programs, to address gender inequality, forge new opportunities and empower them to lead community development. CARE ensures that women have the equal participation in all program activities and decision-making.
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Suffering in Silence
With an average of 20 tropical cyclones crossing the country every year, the Philippines is one of the most hazard-prone countries in Asia and the Pacific. Read more in CARE International's Suffering in Silence report.