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"I want to be a teacher when I grow up!"
- Jennifer, 4 years
With one of the highest birth rates in Asia, the Philippines is home to more than 36 million children, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line. Its precarious location in a disaster-prone region also puts families at risk with the islands hit by an average of 20 typhoons each year, as well as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and landslides. ChildFund Philippines works through local partners in 26 provinces, with a focus on protecting the most vulnerable children and youth from a range of issues, including malnutrition, disease and trafficking. Programs include early childhood development, education, health, youth participation and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction.