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Philippines: long-term recovery challenges remain in the wake of massive displacement

In the wake of large-scale displacement resulting both from conflict and disasters, there is a need to ensure comprehensive solutions that address the long-term recovery challenges of IDPs.

10 February 2015 | Overview

Comprehensive response to wave of displacement crises needed

With the Philippines experiencing three major natural disasters as well as ongoing fighting between the government and armed groups, a more comprehensive response is needed.

09 December 2013 | Overview

Durable solutions still out of sight for many IDPs and returnees in Mindanao

IDPs face a wide range of physical threats and restrictions to their freedom of movement, and often live in life-threatening conditions.

10 June 2011 | Overview

IDMC

Philippines: IDP return still hampered by insecurity and lack of assistance

Nearly a year after a ceasefire agreement between the government and the rebels of the Muslim Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) put an end to renewed fighting in the southern island of Mindanao, some 26,000 families remain displaced in June 2010.

28 June 2010 | Overview

IDMC

Displacement increases as Mindanao’s peace process stumbles on

Fighting and displacement in the Philippines have increased in the past two years. From less than 100,000 in 2006, the number of people displaced by conflict reached 170,000 in 2007 and has exceeded 290,000 during 2008. Most are in the southern region of Mindanao, where the government has been fighting secessionist Moro (Muslim) rebels groups for the past 30 years

08 August 2008 | Overview

IDMC

More attention needed on protection of IDPs

An estimated 100,000 people were displaced from their homes in the Philippines during 2006 as a result of armed conflict and human right abuses.

14 March 2007 | Overview

IDMC

Philippines: Continued instability in Mindanao threatens IDP rehabilitation

The ceasefire agreed in July 2003 between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) – the main rebel group fighting for independence on the southern island of Mindanao – has been holding relatively well in the past two years and the absence of any major clashes has allowed for the return of the vast majority of the estimated 400,000 people displaced in 2003.

23 September 2005 | Overview

IDMC

Philippines: As stability is returning to Mindanao, IDPs need assistance to restart their lives

It has now been almost two years since more than 400,000 civilians in the Philippines were forced to leave their homes and livelihoods, once again displaced by fighting between government security forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on the southern island of Mindanao.

11 February 2005 | Overview

IDMC

Philippines: Peace talks between government and Muslim rebels must provide for return and reintegration of IDPs

It has now been a year since more than 400,000 civilians in the Philippines were forced to leave their homes and livelihoods, once again displaced by fighting between the government security forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

07 May 2004 | Overview

IDMC

Philippines: Insecurity and insufficient assistance hampers return

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Philippines have this year been forced to leave their homes and livelihoods, once again displaced by the fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

13 August 2003 | Overview

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