Philippines 2018-03-02T11:59:08+00:00

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/361-S/2017/821) issued on 24 August 2017.

Tuguegarao City, Province of Cagayan, Philippines. Photo: UNICEF

Children continued to be affected by low-intensity armed engagements, as well as large-scale military operations conducted by government forces against armed groups, primarily in Mindanao. Owing to the intensification of activities of armed groups in Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Sulu, access for monitoring was challenging. Following the resumption of peace talks between the Government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines/New People’s Army (NDFP/NPA) in the second half of 2016, grave violations during clashes between them decreased significantly.

2016 Verified Figures

Children Killed and Maimed
Children Recruited and Used
Children Released