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
01 October 2007 | Map
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
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
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. The main displacement movements occurred in the southernmost island of Mindanao where, in two separate incidents, close to 70,000 people were forced from their homes in Maguindanao province following clashes between Muslim separatist rebels and security forces.
14 March 2007 | Country Profile
01 March 2007 | Map