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Philippines: ‘Drug War’ Devastates Children’s Lives

Kids Suffer in President Duterte’s Brutal Campaign

Friday 28 June 2019


(Geneva, June 28, 2019) – The Philippine government’s brutal “war on drugs” has devastated the lives of countless children. “Collateral Damage: The Children of Duterte’s ‘War on Drugs” features stories on the plight of several children who have suffered from the emotional, psychological, and economic impacts of the “drug war” violence. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte should not only end the violence but provide the necessary services to mitigate the damage that abuses by the police and police-backed vigilantes have caused children who have lost parents and other family members, or witnessed extrajudicial killings, Human Rights Watch said.

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