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16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

14 Aug 2017 description








    • 6 WITH ECs


13 Aug 2017 description

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, August 11 -- A total of 150 families or close to 500 individuals left their houses and livelihood when an estimated 20 NPA bandits swooped down their peaceful community at Nangkahon, an outskirt barangay of Opol town in Misamis Oriental, August 8, 2017.

According to the village chief, the New People’s Army (NPAs) went there to recruit new members and demanded food and money from her constituents.

13 Aug 2017 description

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 11 --- As part of Task Force Bangon Marawi’s (TFBM) recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation program, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through its Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ARMM), will survey the lands in Marawi City in line with the establishment of additional temporary and permanent shelters.

12 Aug 2017 description


  1. Number of Affected Families / Persons

To date, 49 families or 245 persons have been affected in Brgy. Napaliko, Arakan, North Cotabato in Region XII (see Table 1).

  1. Status of Affected Families/Persons

One (1) Evacuation Center is currently open with all 49 families or 245 persons (see Table 2).

  1. Cost of Assistance

To date, a total of ₱65,000.00 worth of assistance was provided by DSWD and the Local Government Unit of Arakan, North Cotabato (see Table 3).

12 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 31.6 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

  • 101.2 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

11 Aug 2017 description

Manila (ICRC) – The ongoing conflict in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province has displaced thousands of people, with more than 77,000 fleeing to hard-to-reach areas along the eastern shore of Lake Lanao. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, has just completed from August 9-10 an aid distribution among 7,000 displaced people in Tamparan municipality.

08 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

Marawi, Philippines: Children’s right to education is threatened

This brief documents the impact of the May 2017 armed conflict in Marawi City on children's access to quality education and safety. It describes emergency action taken by Save the Children to enroll displaced children in temporary schools and specifically makes programmatic and policy recommendations for NGOs and the Government of Philippines regarding the protection of children and integration of childhood safety and welfare into disaster risk management plans.

08 Aug 2017 description

MANILA – Around 38,000 displaced Filipinos affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City will receive food assistance thanks to a $1.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the ongoing relief operations in Mindanao.

08 Aug 2017 description

Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide assistance to ease civilian suffering caused by the siege in the Philippine city of Marawi and contribute to peace-building in the area.

The Australian Government is providing $20 million over four years to support recovery and long term peace and stability in the southern Philippines. This is in addition to the emergency food and other supplies valued at $920,000 that I announced on 20 June 2017.

08 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Advocate Atom Araullo meets families displaced by the ongoing crisis, and underscores the need to restore their hope and help them rebuild their lives

“I cry every night wondering where my children are. One of them is just a 10-year-old boy, and sometimes I dream of him calling my name for help,” said Fatima Lumabao, one of the hundreds who found refuge at the Buru-un Evacuation Center in the outskirts of Iligan City.

07 Aug 2017 description



Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway and Sagaing regions


More than 130,000 new disaster displacements between 2 and 21 July

07 Aug 2017 description


Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.


07 Aug 2017 description

PASAY CITY, Aug. 5 -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), together with the Task Force Bangon Marawi, held on Friday, August 4, a forum to raise public awareness for the government’s commitment on rebuilding Marawi City.

The Bangon Marawi forum gave updates and discussed the comprehensive inter-agency effort to re-build Marawi and nearby localities.

06 Aug 2017 description

Jasper Marie Oblina - Rucat

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 4 (PIA) – Task Force ‘Bangon Marawi’ takes the first leap in addressing the need to decongest evacuation centers by starting to build transitional shelters for families affected by the Marawi clash.

Located in barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City, the site for transitional shelters with an area of 9.27 hectares is designed to fit the needs and sensitive to the culture of the Maranao Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

06 Aug 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY, Aug. 5 -- Since the armed conflict erupted in nearby Marawi City more than two months ago, twenty-two years old Ruben Salman Ampang has been suffering from sleeping disorder.

“Nights in the evacuation site are longer. It could be the condition since you're not at the comfort of your own home. But most cases, my sleep is being interrupted by the mental sounds of bombings and gunfights,” he said in Filipino.

05 Aug 2017 description

This is the final report on the Armed Conflict in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental which started on 21 July 2017.

1. Number of Affected Families / Persons

a) 54 families or 239 persons were affected in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental in Negros Island Region (see Table 1).

b) All affected families went back to their respective homes.

2. Cost of Assistance

05 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 30.6 M contributions received, representing 23% of requirements

  • 102.3 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

04 Aug 2017 description


  • The armed confrontation between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Pro-ISIS militants in Marawi City has forcibly displaced 98 percent of the total population of the city, as well as residents from nearby municipalities, who were compelled to leave due to severe food shortage and/or constric on of local economies.

04 Aug 2017 description

By Franklin P. Gumapon

MARAWI CITY/Mindanao Hour, Aug. 3 (PIA) – As the government is fast-tracking the construction of transitional shelters for families displaced by the clashes between the IS-linked Maute group and government troops, the Task Force Bangon Marawi led by the Department of National Defense (DND) has conducted a series of consultations with the barangay, city and provincial officials as well as the key officials of the Mindanao State University (MSU) and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).