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25 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

MAGUINDANAO , 25 March 2015 (IRIN) - Humanitarian agencies are struggling to cope with a growing number of people displaced by fighting in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

22 Mar 2015 description
  1. Internally Displaced Persons in Matalam Municipality, Cotabato Province due to Armed Conflict between MILF and Barangay Peace-Keeping Action Team.
22 Mar 2015 description

Manila, Philippines | | Sunday 3/22/2015 - 08:02 GMT

Some of the 120,000 people displaced by the Philippine army's offensive against Muslim insurgents will soon be allowed to return home now that violence has eased, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

"We will determine which areas will be safe for evacuees to go back, areas already cleared of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)," said the regional military spokeswoman Captain Joan Petinglay.

20 Mar 2015 description

ZAMBOANGA CITY-- ACF International Executive Director Olivier Longue visited the‪ Philippines on 11-15 March 2015 to raise awareness about the situation of internally displaced persons affected by conflict in ‪‎Zamboanga, and to help in ACF's continued response to the needs of the highly vulnerable sector who are still living in evacuation centers and transitory sites.

20 Mar 2015 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released, as of March 19, a total of P24,577,690 worth of food packs, and other food and non-food items to assist families affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Maguindanao, North Cotabato, and Surigao Del Sur.

Maguindanao was provided with P20,103,800 worth of assistance while North Cotabato received P4,421,600. Surigao del Sur was given P52,290 worth of food packs and other food and non-food items.

20 Mar 2015 description

MANILA, Philippines, March 20 (UNHCR) – Fighting between government forces and armed groups in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao has forced more than 120,000 people to flee their homes since late January, when the conflict flared.

The UN refugee agency said it was worried about the safety of displaced civilians as the conflict spreads into local villages. It expected the number of displaced to increase as the fighting reaches local communities hosting the displaced.

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

17 Mar 2015 description

Philippines - On-going operations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) following the tensions between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the BIFF that started in February, have resulted in widespread civilian displacement IOM’s team in Mindanao reports today.

Latest reporting from government sources as of today (17 March 2015) indicate that 123,537 individuals or 24,714 families are displaced.

17 Mar 2015 description

Foreword

Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

15 Mar 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 5:25 PM, 09 February 2015, a Rido incident between Nayang Timan and Giman Saligan broke out at Sito Tatak, Kalbugan, Pagalungan, Maguindanao. On February 19, 2015, the incident has escalated and affected Barangays Darampua and Masulot, Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao

On February 27, 2015, at 8:00 AM, a joint operation was conducted by PNP, Philippine Army and Philippine Marines against BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) in the Municipality of Datu Unsay

13 Mar 2015 description

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, March 13 (PIA) --- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) would be spending at least P12 million a week on food packs to support families displaced in the ongoing military offensive in Maguindanao, which have been growing since fighting started in February 25.

ARMM’s Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) reported a total of 14, 517 displaced families or 72, 585 persons in the eleven affected towns in the province as of 10 March.

13 Mar 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 5:45 PM, 09 February 2015, a Rido incident between Nayang Timan and Giman Saligan broke out at Sito Tatak, Kalbugan, Pagalungan, Maguindanao. On February 19, 2015, the incident has escalated and affected Barangays Darampua and Masulot, Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao

On February 27, 2015, at 8:00 AM, a joint operation was conducted by PNP, Philippine Army and Philippine Marines against BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) in the Municipality of Datu Unsay

12 Mar 2015 description

From the Department of Social Welfare and Development

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released, as of March 10, a total of P22,661,450 worth of food packs and non-food items to assist families affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Maguindanao and North Cotabato.

This includes family food packs; non-food items such as mats made of water lily, water jugs, laminated sacks, and malong.

10 Mar 2015 description
report The New York Times

By FLOYD WHALEYMARCH 10, 2015

MANILA — The Philippine military is fighting Islamic militants on two fronts in the country’s south, with recent battles having left dozens dead and driven more than 82,000 people from their homes, according to government officials and international organizations. An aid worker said a “growing humanitarian crisis” was underway in camps for people who had fled the violence.

10 Mar 2015 description

Iraq: 26,000 people have fled fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi security forces in Tikrit for Samarra. Food, shelter, health and WASH needs are priorities. More than 100 families have arrived in Al Dour, located between Tikrit and Samarra, and thousands have fled to central and southern governorates.

South Sudan: Heavy fighting between government and opposition was reported in Upper Nile state, and government troops took control of Wadakona town. Many civilians are reported trapped. Peace talks have collapsed.

09 Mar 2015 description

PHILIPPINES

As of 5 Mar over 82,000 people are displaced due to continuing insecurity in the provinces of North Cotabato and Maguindanao in Central Mindanao. This is an increase of about 12,100 people over the previous three days, according to the authorities of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). As of 4 Mar, over 64,000 people were staying in 48 evacuation centres across 12 municipalities, while others were hosted by relatives and friends. The situation along the border of the two provinces has stabilised.

06 Mar 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • At 5:45 PM, 09 February 2015, a Rido incident between Nayang Timan and Giman Saligan broke out at Sito Tatak, Kalbugan, Pagalungan, Maguindanao. On February 19, 2015, the incident has escalated and affected Barangays Darampua and Masulot, Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao

  • On February 27, 2015, at 8:00 AM, a joint operation was conducted by PNP, Philippine Army and Philippine Marines against BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) in the Municipality of Datu Unsay