In September 2013, fighting between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Zamboanga City affected an estimated 118,800 people. Six months since the crisis began, 64,600 people remain displaced in evacuation centres, transition sites and host communities.
To complement the Government’s recovery efforts, humanitarian partners are seeking US$12.8 million1 to continue to provide targeted assistance to the displaced people for six months.
Further decongestion of crowded, unsustainable evacuation centres, where water provision and maintenance of sanitation facilities, shelter and livelihood opportunities do not meet minimum standards for all IDPs, is required.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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