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15 Sep 2017 description

Fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and local non-state armed actors, including members of the Maute Group, that began on 23 May 2017 in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, forced nearly 360,000 people – primarily Maranaos – to flee.

14 Sep 2017 description

More than three months since the conflict erupted between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Islamic State-inspired Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, 360,000 people remain displaced according to the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards registry of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Of the total displaced, 89% are hosted in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte. The government has established Task Force Bangon Marawi to develop and implement a rehabilitation and recovery programme for Marawi City.

31 Aug 2017 description


  • As the Government begins to plan for recovery and rehabilitation, humanitarian needs of those displaced by the Marawi conflict continue.

  • The needs of Marawi IDPs with disabilities have been overlooked, especially in evacuation centres, which lack accessibility features, and the availability of specialized health services and rehabilitation is scarce.

  • UN organizations access emergency response funding to assist in the health and WASH concerns of Marawi IDPs.

21 Aug 2017 description


As of 18 August, 301,500 families had been affected and 44,683 displaced by flooding in 35 districts.
At least 9,850 houses have been destroyed and 383 schools are being used as temporary shelters. Crops worth tens of millions of dollars have been destroyed and over 500 industries have shut down. Search and rescue operations have completed, and the Government and Cluster partners are providing assistance including food,
NFIs, hygiene kits, WASH supplies and education materials. A total of US$11.3 million has been committed to the flood response.

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.


04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

02 Aug 2017 description


On 27 July 2017, OCHA conducted community consultations with the displaced people at Gomampong Gym Evacuation Center, Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Using the Information Communication Accountability Assessment (ICAA), consultations were undertaken to assess current situation and evolving needs of IDPs more than two months since the Marawi conflict.
In particular, people were consulted with their information needs, preferred communication channels, and accountability mechanisms in the evacuation center.

Information Needs

02 Aug 2017 description


  • Nearly 360,000 remain displaced by the Marawi conflict as government shifts from response to rehabilitation and recovery.

  • Displaced communities in Marawi convey their need for more information on their return and to be included in plans for recovery.

  • The Philippines continues to increase its capacity in urban search and rescue and to have a team classified under international standards.

28 Jul 2017 description

Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by conflict, violence and disasters. Some cross borders to seek protection as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their own countries.

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