Impact Report: COVID-19 Response in the Philippines
In the past six months, UNHCR has mobilized rapidly and comprehensively to support the government-led response to COVID-19 in the Philippines – particularly in communities with refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced populations, and persons at risk of statelessness.
UNHCR welcomes Philippines’ commitment to protect Rohingya
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the Philippine Government’s expression of willingness to accept refugees and forcibly displaced people, including Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, during President Rodrigo Duterte’s address to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 September.
Sama Bajau community volunteer on the frontlines of COVID-19 response
Merhamna Taala belongs to the Sama Bajau tribe, one of the populations identified to be at risk of statelessness. A pre-school teacher and community volunteer, she helps her fellow Sama Bajaus access government services and is at the forefront of COVID-19 awareness and response.