The Republic of the Philippines in Southeast Asia is an island country made up of more than 7,000 islands and islets. With a population of roughly 100 million, the ethnically diverse country has 19 recognized languages.
The name Philippines hails from colonial power Spain, which named the territory after King Philip II of Spain. Manila is the capital city, Quezon City is the most populous. This page contains DW's most recent content on the Philippines.
The Philippines are at high risk of stroms and floods. In 2013, when the super tayfoon Haiyan hit the city of Tacloban, many people with disabilities were left behind and suffered even more than their able-bodied neighbors. Jason Strother met survivors like a lady who was stuck in her wheelchair as the water rose around her and finds out what is changing.
When disasters strike, people with disabilities are even more at risk than others. People from the Philippines explain how they felt left out when a typhoon struck and what's changed // Interview: How to make global disaster risk management inclusive // How to best battle malaria? Researchers are convinced the Artemisia plant could play a key role in wiping out the disease.