7 million people in the Philippines are living in ultrapoverty.

 These are the people ICM helps.

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Poverty Statistics

As the 12th most populous country in the world, the Philippines is home to more than 100 million people. Despite robust economic growth in recent years, more than 25 million Filipinos still live in extreme poverty, on incomes below US$1.25 per day. ICM's work is targeted toward those living at the absolute bottom of the economic ladder, the seven million Filipinos living in "ultrapoverty," on less than US$0.50 per day.

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Areas of Operation

ICM currently operates from ten key locations throughout Visayas (central) and Mindanao (south) with a total population of about 18,013,470, 32% of which are living in extreme poverty and 10% living in ultrapoverty.

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Living on less than US$0.50 per day means a daily battle for survival. The ultrapoor live in inadequate, crowded shelters. They suffer from chronic hunger and malnutrition. They lack access to clean water and proper sanitation making them highly prone to many types of diseases. They are particularly vulnerable to recurring natural disasters. And they lack access to networks of support that could help them. Living in ultrapoverty means living without hope for better future.

ICM's initiatives are specifically designed to meet the needs of ultrapoor households.


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