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Philippines: Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, August 2020 - Issue No. 72

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DISPLACEMENT OVERVIEW

As of the 31st of August, a total number of 60,655 families (278,816 individuals) are currently displaced in Mindanao. Those displaced can be classified into three main groups, depending on the length of displacement:

Group A: 868 families (3,274 individuals) remain displaced out of 1,016 families displaced within the month;

Group B: 1,877 families (9,369 individuals) remain displaced, and have been protractedly displaced for more than 30 days but less than 180 days; and

Group C: 57,910 families (266,173 individuals) remain displaced and have been protractedly displaced for more than 180 days. Those classified under Group C are concentrated in five main areas:

  • Zamboanga City: 1,362 families (6,810 individuals) still displaced due to Zamboanga siege in September 2013.

  • Lanao del Sur & Lanao del Norte: 25,367 families (126,835 individuals) still displaced due to Marawi siege in May 2017.

  • Northern Mindanao: 29 families (145 individuals) still displaced due to Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Temblin) in December 2017 and 14 families (62 individuals) still displaced due to Typhoon Falcon in July 2019.

  • Eastern Mindanao: 426 families (1,937 individuals) still displaced due to armed conflict between Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and New People’s Army (NPA) since February 2018.

  • Central Mindanao and BARMM Provinces: 1,609 families (6,876 individuals) still displaced due to crime and violence since August 2017.

  • Davao del Sur: 27,323 families (114,608 individuals) and Cotabato province: 1,780 families (8,900 individuals) due to earthquakes

In August 2020, a total number of 1,016 families (4,014 individuals) were displaced in Mindanao due to armed conflict (1,674 individuals), violence (690 individuals) and natural disaster (1,650 individuals).