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UPR Submission Philippines 2007

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

IDMC

CESCR Submission Philippines 2007

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

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: 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. 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

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines (September 2005)

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 | Country Profile

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

Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines (February 2005)

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 | Country Profile

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

Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines

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 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines

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 | Country Profile

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

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines

Despite some positive developments during 2002, in particular the signing in May of the implementing guidelines of the June 2001 peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the return of nearly all those displaced by the 2000 conflict, armed clashes between the MILF and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and paramilitary groups have persistently triggered new displacements during 2002, mainly in the southern island of Mindanao.

18 November 2002 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines (December 2001)

Counter-insurgency operations and related military activity remain the leading cause of conflict-induced displacement in the Philippines today. The main area of fighting and displacement is Mindanao, the second largest island in the country, where islamized ethnic groups have been struggling for autonomy or independence for the last thirty years.

17 December 2001 | Country Profile

IDMC

Profile of Internal Displacement: Philippines (March 2001)

The main cause for displacement in the Philippines today is the conflict between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a Muslim insurgent group that strives for self-determination on the southern island of Mindanao.

27 March 2001 | Country Profile

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