This low-lying country is extremely vulnerable to climate disasters and hosts a large number of refugees from neighbouring countries.
Since the late 1960s, conflict on the Philippines’ Mindanao island has led to an increase in humanitarian needs in the Southeast Asian country.
In 2018, the government granted the Muslim majority region autonomy, and formed a transitional local government before elections in 2022.
Although the peace process represents an important step towards peace in Mindanao, terrorist attacks and confrontations between armed groups and the army have continued.
The conflict has caused widespread displacement and an increase in mental health problems caused by the breakdown of social and family ties and the consequences of living in temporary shelters for a long time.