A girl with a float and her swim coach

8 people in the Philippines drown everyday. Find out what VFV is doing to improve people’s survival chances in Tacloban.

Drowning accounts for more deaths in the Western Pacific Region for children aged 5-14 years than any other cause. 91% of drownings occur in low and middle income countries (WHO report 2015). In the Philippines 8 people die from drowning a day  (World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011). Shocking statistics. Les and Debbie from Australia