Improving the lives of Filipino children

Justin with his family

Save the Children has been improving the lives of children in the Philipines for more than three decades.

As a region, South East Asia has experienced significant economic growth in recent years. While some countries continue to steadily develop, there are stark contrasts in standards of living between nations and also within countries themselves. In the Philippines, armed conflict and disasters have created many setbacks to development. This means many children still have little or no access to basic health and education, and remain at risk of abuse, exploitation, trafficking and child labour.

Our work in the Philippines

We run programs in three main regions - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao - where we are helping children to grow up healthy and educated, while also protecting them from harm. When a disaster strikes - like Typhoon Yolanda - we can deliver life-saving aid quickly to help communities recover. From a long-term perspective, we are also building community resilience through our Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives to help reduce the impact of future emergencies on children and their families.