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How this island in the Philippines is tackling COVID-19

Residents who evacuated their homes due to flooding, in makeshift shelters on Mindanao

The island has been lagging behind the rest of the Philippines in poverty, human and economic development. Image: REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Ditte Fallesen
Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank
Paul Adolfo
Social Development Specialist, World Bank
Maria Guadalupe
Short-term consultant, World Bank
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