Philippines: Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, October 2019 - Issue No. 63

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Protection Cluster
Published on 19 Dec 2019 View Original

DISPLACEMENT OVERVIEW

As of the 31st of October, a total number of 39,552 families (196,528 individuals) are currently displaced in Mindanao. Those displaced can be classified into three main groups, depending on the length of displacement:

Group A: 5,488 families (27,296 individuals) displaced within the month;

Group B: 4,922 families (24,698 individuals) remain displaced, and have been protractedly displaced for more than 30 days but less than 180 days; and

Group C: 29,142 families (144,534 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: 524 families (2,620 individuals) still displaced due to Zamboanga siege in September 2013.

  • Lanao del Sur & Lanao del Norte: 26,257 families (131,285 individuals) still displaced due to Marawi siege in May 2017.

  • Northern Mindanao: 788 families (3,892 individuals) still displaced due to Severe Tropical Storm Vinta (Temblin) in December 2017.

  • Eastern Mindanao: 535 families (2,259 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: 1,038 families (4,487 individuals) still displaced due to crime and violence since January 2019.

In October 2019, a total number of 5,488 families (27,296 individuals) were displaced in Mindanao due to armed conflict (2,996 individuals), clan feuds (4,690 individuals) and natural disaster (19,610 individuals). IDPs remain displaced by the end of the reporting period.