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Development assistance in the Philippines

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Pillar 1 – Health Security in the Philippines

Australia is working with local humanitarian and multilateral partners to deliver much-needed assistance to the Philippine health system. This includes increasing the capacity of COVID-19 testing through new laboratories, sourcing one million masks, providing personal protective equipment benefiting 38,200 health workers, establishing triage facilities for pregnant women, and sourcing a specialised ambulance.

Australia is supporting equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines through multilateral and regional initiatives, in close cooperation with the Philippine Government, with a focus on the most vulnerable, including women, girls and at-risk groups. For more information visit the Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative website.

Response and Recovery Assistance to the Philippines

$33.7 million (2017-24)

Response and Recovery Assistance to the Philippines (RRAP) is a flexible investment that supports the Philippine Government to respond to humanitarian and recovery needs of the most vulnerable people affected by disasters and conflict. RRAP:

  • provides appropriate and timely humanitarian and protection assistance provided to the most vulnerable people affected and displaced by disasters and emergencies
  • supports households to recover and be self-reliant.

Agreements are delivered through United Nations agencies, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and non-government organisations.

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