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11 Dec 2017 description


The number of displaced people in the Eastern Region reached nearly 110,000, including more than 93,000 people in Nangarhar Province. Of those displaced in Nangarhar, 56,000 arrived since mid-October from Khogyani due to fighting between armed groups. In total, more than 390,000 people in Afghanistan have been displaced this year.

390,000 people displaced


09 Dec 2017 description

(New York, 8 December 2017): Today, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) hosted its annual high-level pledging conference for 2018. Thirty-six donors pledged US$383 million to the Fund to ensure urgent humanitarian aid reaches people in need whenever and wherever crises hit. CERF also reached a record high income of $504 million for 2017 through additional commitments made by donors.

27 Oct 2017 description


• The Government declares an end to the conflict in Marawi as humanitarian needs continue and planning for return begins.

• ASEAN humanitarian partners and government agencies convene for a workshop to develop a regional contingency plan for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Manila.

• The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, together with partners supported an ASEAN symposium on humanitarian response.

06 Oct 2017 description

Consulting communities on what they need most during a disaster before it strikes

(Manila, 6 October 2017): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines today released the results of a community survey of 10 pilot barangays in Metro Manila. The aim of the survey is to understand better life-saving and evolving needs of at-risk people when they are hit by the “big one”” — a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that may severely affect the National Capital Region.

05 Oct 2017 description


  • As the conflict continues in Marawi, authorities and humanitarian actors find ways to sustain support to those displaced.

  • The delivery of activities funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) reaches its midpoint and recipient agencies share learnings, challenges and next steps.

  • The Humanitarian Country Team's emergency response clusters hold a workshop to discuss key responsibilities and solutions for a mediumscale typhoon emergency.

03 Oct 2017 description

The Community of Practice on Community Engagement conducted a series of pre-crisis information mapping surveys and consultations in 10 selected barangays in Metro Manila from May to July 2017. The survey was conducted to understand and validate information on the vulnerabilities, capacities and preferences on the type of relief and humanitarian assistance that the community may need should a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Manila.

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.