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Philippines: Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, March 2021 - Issue No. 79

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DISPLACEMENT OVERVIEW

As of the 31st of March, a total number of 65,056 families (300,967 individuals) are currently displaced in Mindanao. Those displaced can be classified into three main groups, depending on the length of displacement:

Group A: 14,659 families (71,464 individuals) remain displaced out of 15,414 families displaced within the month;

Group B: 783 families (3,812 individuals) remain displaced, and have been protractedly displaced for more than 30 days but less than 180 days; and

Group C: 49,614 families (225,691 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 17,446 families (87,230 individuals) still displaced due to Marawi siege in May 2017.

  • Eastern Mindanao: 430 families (1,937 individuals) still displaced due to armed conflict between Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and New People’s Army (NPA) since June 2018.

  • Northern Mindanao: 29 families (145 individuals) still displaced due to STS Vinta (Temblin) in December 2017, 14 families (62 individuals) still displaced due to Typhoon Falcon in July 2019. 96 families (480 individuals) due to AFP vs. NPA armed conflict in Iligan City in June 2020.

  • BARMM Provinces: 1,057 families (5,275 individuals) still displaced due to armed conflict and crime & violence since August 2017.

  • Davao del Sur: 27,400 families (114,852 individuals) and Cotabato province: 1,780 families (8,900 individuals) due to earthquakes.

In March 2021, a total number of 15,414 families (75,663 individuals) were displaced in Mindanao due to armed conflict (72,838 individuals) and crime & violence (2,795 individuals)