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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

Philippines: Why housing rights must be prioritised to end displacement of Zamboanga’s urban poor

This briefing paper highlights current gaps in the response to those displaced by conflict since September 2013 in Zamboanga city in the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippines

15 January 2015 | Briefing Paper

Workshop on durable solutions in Zamboanga

The workshop in Zamboanga assisted local and international partners to define a durable solution strategy providing guarantees in line with the international standards set out by the IASC Framework for Durable Solutions.

28 November 2014 | Publication

Death in displacement: Why the Philippine government must allow Zamboanga’s IDPs to go back home

On a recent mission to Zamboanga, IDMC’s regional analyst visited some of the camps hosting nearly half of the 64,000 people who remain displaced following heavy fighting between the government and a Muslim rebel group last September.

04 July 2014 | Blog Post

Challenging the picture of disaster-induced displacement: the evolving reality post-Typhoon Haiyan

Examining displacement post-Haiyan, IDMC challenges the common assumption that when people are displaced by disasters, their situation is temporary.

27 May 2014 | Blog Post

The evolving picture of displacement in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan: An evidence-based overview

Some of the most vulnerable people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan six months ago are invisible and potentially excluded from sustainable return or relocation and resettlement options.

23 May 2014 | Publication

Can Mindanao’s new peace agreement help end displacement?

The Philippines and rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal that may have dividends for IDPs in Mindanao.

02 April 2014 | Blog Post

Philippines: Internal displacement in brief

Armed conflict between the government and non-state armed groups continued to cause internal displacement in the Philippines in 2013, as did clan-related violence.

31 December 2013 | Summary

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

Increasing movement of IDPs out of areas worst affected by Haiyan as displacement figures rise to over 4.4 million

IDPs in Philippines move out of the worst-affected areas in response to deteriorating conditions, insecurity and lack of access to shelter, food and other life-saving assistance.

19 November 2013 | Blog Post

1 in 10 Filipinos affected by Haiyan, as picture of mass displacement emerges

An estimated 4.4 million people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, IDMC calls for planning that will support sustainable recovery and mitigate against further disaster.

13 November 2013 | Blog Post

“Ripped from their homes and ancestral lands” – addressing the plight of the Philippines’ largest ethnic group

IDMC’s latest report highlights the plight of a Mindanao’s indigenous people, the Lumads, currently living in the shadows in the Philippines.

09 August 2013 | Blog Post

Living in the shadows : Displaced Lumads locked in a cycle of poverty

Harassment, threats, forced labour, restricted freedom of movement and extra-judicial killings are contributing to a climate of fear and displacement of Philippines largest minority group, the Lumads

01 August 2013 | Publication

A bend in the road is not the end of the road: Philippines President vetoes IDP Act

In this statement, IDMC expresses disappointment about the vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines

14 June 2013 | Blog Post

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A bend in the road is not the end of the road – the veto of the IDP Act in the Philippines

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is disappointed by the recent vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines, His Excellency Benigno Aquino. The IDP Act would have strengthened the already significant efforts made by the Philippines government over the past decade to assist and protect the millions of people who have been displaced by conflict, violence and natural disasters in the country.

13 June 2013 | Briefing Paper

IDMC lauds the Philippines for landmark bill on human rights

IDMC applauds the Philippine government for approving a landmark piece of legislation that will protect the rights of millions of people living in or at-risk of displacement

05 February 2013 | Blog Post

Disaster-induced internal displacement in the Philippines

This report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the response to the Sendong disaster and the recovery process.

29 January 2013 | Publication

IDMC

The new peace agreement in the Philippines is an opportunity to address internal displacement in Mindanao

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) welcomes the signing this week of a peace deal by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the country's main Muslim rebel group.

19 October 2012 | Briefing Paper

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Philippines

IDMC's Philippines page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

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Philippines

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

IDMC

UPR Submission Philippines 2012

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

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

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