• Nearly 12,000 households require transitional shelter support in Marawi City
• More than 320,000 IDPs return to areas of origin in Marawi
• UN increases humanitarian funding appeal by $44.2 million
• Internally displaced persons (IDPs) continue to return to areas of origin following conflict between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and armed groups that displaced more than 350,000 people from May–October 2017, according to the UN.
More than 320,000 IDPs had returned to areas of origin in Marawi—the capital city of Lanao del Sur Province in the Philippines’ Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao— and surrounding areas as of August, the UN reports.
• At least 80 percent of houses in the most affected areas of Marawi City are completely destroyed and the remaining structures are partially damaged or inaccessible as a result of the 2017 conflict. As of August 2018, approximately 69,400 IDPs were sheltering in evacuation centers, host communities, tents, and transitional sites in and around Marawi.
• USAID/OFDA announced $6.5 million in support to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Action Against Hunger/Spain (AAH/S) to provide livelihoods, protection, shelter and settlements, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support to vulnerable populations in the Philippines in FY 2018. USAID/FFP also provided $4 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to support nutrition activities through blanket supplementary feeding, livelihoods activities through cash programs, and food assistance to conflict-affected people in FY 2018. Since FY 2017, USAID has contributed $13.5 million in assistance to support vulnerable populations affected by the Marawi crisis.