Join us for the US launch of a report on Children of War: A Rapid Needs Assessment of Orphans in Muslim Mindanao which summarizes findings from a rapid assessment of the status of orphans who have lost at least one parent from the wars in Mindanao in the last decade (2009-2019). Lead Researcher Ica Fernandez, Minister Raissa Jajurie of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Ministry of Social Services and Development, and ZamBaSulTa Lead Researcher Hadzer Birowa will present the report and discuss findings to inform the design of the planned inter-ministry workshop. Asia Foundation Philippines Country Representative Sam Chittick will moderate the discussion.
The Children of War research project is funded under the Cohesion, Advocacy, Resilience, Expansive Engagement (CARE) for Peace Project of The Asia Foundation with support from the Australian Embassy in The Philippines. Read the full report here.