Philippines

The Philippines is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire. This, combined with a humid climate, leaves it prone to earthquakes and typhoons.

Philippines

About Philippines

But, the bad comes with the good. Those same factors make the Philippines one of the most biologically diverse places in the world—with an abundance of natural resources. Its economy is well on the way from agriculture to industry. With a high population density, Filipinos face some noticeable challenges: Including limited access to sanitation services, and poor drinking water in some parts of the country.

103.3

Million people

22%

Live in extreme
poverty

8%

Lack access to clean
water

10%

Lack access to basic
sanitation

3%

Lack basic literacy

6%

Lack employment

69

Year life expectancy

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