Category: Press Release

Beyond Relief: ICM Launches Recovery Program for Typhoon Odette Survivors

  Manila, 8 February 2022 –  International Care Ministries (ICM), a non-profit organization working with the ultra-poor in Visayas and Mindanao, held a virtual launch on 8 February 2022 for its Recover Program for the survivors of Typhoon Odette (International name Rai) attended by government agencies, local government units, and private and corporate foundations. The...

Survivors pick up the pieces after Typhoon Odette 


Relief and recovery are coming in slow but steady for affected communities in the Philippines Typhoon Odette (international name “Rai”), the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2021 carved a trail of destruction across a dozen provinces in the central Philippines when it made landfall on December 16, 2021. It left 407 dead, over...

Kingly Treasures to Benefit the Ultra-poor 

Leon Gallery, the Philippines’ most trusted auction house, invites you to participate in an important segment of its The Kingly Treasures Auction on December 4, 2021, at 2 PM for a generous cause. Fifteen lots are up for bids to raise funds for the International Care Ministries’ humanitarian work for the “poorest of the poor” in the...

US$1.91 million (HK$14.9M | PHP96.9M)  Raised in One Night to Change the Lives of the Ultra-Poor

International Care Ministries Annual Fundraising Banquet inspires hope with support from all over the globe  On October 28, 2021, International Care Ministries (ICM), a non-profit organization that empowers transformation in the lives of the ultra-poor, held its 17th fundraising banquet in Hong Kong — and its second virtual banquet — with unprecedented success. With the...
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Philippine Artists Give Art to Inspire Hope

Philippine artists donate their works in support of International Care Ministries’ transformational work with the ultra-poor. True art has the power to make a difference. It can influence thought, provoke strong emotion, impact culture, and even improve the lives of others. Many artists strive to make a difference through their work. This is especially true...

7 Lessons in Poverty Alleviation during the Pandemic

How an NGO continued its mission to help the poor in unprecedented times What does it take to pivot and innovate during one of the biggest global crises for a non-profit organization? For International Care Ministries, a poverty-alleviation organization working with the ultra-poor in the Philippines, it meant an assessment of the organization’s strengths, data,...
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Sydney Fundraising Banquet 2021 raises AU$106,575 in one night

“What we do here tonight does matter — not just for the immediate needs of this day, but for transforming thousands of tomorrows,” ICM CEO David Sutherland opens his Keynote message at the Annual Sydney Fundraising Banquet entitled “Standing on Hope” held at the Aqua Luna Waterfront Dining last June 4. While the world continues...

David Sutherland Interviewed in ANC’s Market Edge

Watch our CEO David Sutherland interviewed by Michelle Ong on ABS-CBN News Channel‘s Market Edge.  David talked about the effects of the pandemic on the people living in ultra-poverty and how ICM is helping them get through these tough times.  David brought up the Sentinel program. Our “sentinels” are hundreds of partner pastors, community leaders,...
The crisis is far from over for the poor

Ten months of Community Quarantine and the Crisis is Far from Over for the Poor

Ten months into the pandemic and community quarantine, the poor in Palawan, the Visayas, and Mindanao continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. Thirty-four percent were worried that they would not have enough food to eat; two-thirds (67%) percent are earning less than before the pandemic; and a quarter (27%) are unable to pay...

DOH partnership with NGO saves thousands of children from malnutrition during COVID-19 pandemic

In the midst of the hunger crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) partnered with International Care Ministries (ICM) to quickly deliver life-saving food relief to cure malnutrition in more than 30,000 children during the COVID-19 community quarantine. Since July, the DOH dispatched thousands of boxes of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and...