ChildFund International in the Philippines
The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam. Located in the earthquake belt and typhoon belt of the Pacific Rim, it is highly susceptible to horrific storms as well as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, and other life-threatening natural disasters.
After Super Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, ChildFund mounted a large-scale response to the vast needs across affected areas, delivering food aid, psychosocial support and water purifiers. As a country with one of the highest birthrates in Asia, the Philippines is home to more than 36 million children, more than a quarter of whom are vulnerable to sickness, malnutrition and human trafficking due to poverty in the Philippines.
ChildFund has served children in Philippines since 1971.