Internal armed conflicts have caused internal displacement in the Philippines for at least the past 30 years. Most of the displacement in recent years has resulted from fighting between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and has been concentrated in the Muslim-majority provinces in the southern region of Mindanao.
01 June 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism
The concerns raised in this submission relate to direct and indirect impact of internal displacement on the opportunity for displaced people in the Philippines, to enjoy, without distinction as to race, colour, or national or ethnic origin, equality before the law in the enjoyment of their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
01 June 2009 | Human Rights Mechanism
The Philippines is one of the countries most prone to natural disaster in the world, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced each year by floods, storms, earthquakes or volcanoes. Development projects such as mines, roads or hydro-electric dams are also major causes of displacement in the country, mainly affecting poor and indigenous populations.
01 November 2007 | Human Rights Mechanism
The concerns raised in this submission relate to direct and indirect impact of internal displacement on the opportunity to enjoy economic and social rights of displaced people in the Philippines. They concern the right to an adequate standard of living, health, education, work and non-discrimination.
01 October 2007 | Human Rights Mechanism