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Philippines: Zamboanga City and Basilan Action Plan (Revised) October 2013

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This document outlines the plan of action for the Philippine Humanitarian Country Team’s response to the needs of the people affected by the armed conflict in Zamboanga City and Basilan. It was issued by the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with partners. Figures are current to 16 October 2013.

Highlights

  • Out of the 128,600 people affected by the conflict between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 81,000 remain displaced in Zamboanga City and Basilan.

  • Humanitarian partners scale up operations with US$3 million grant from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund and contributions from Member States.

  • Severe flooding worsened the living conditions of people affected by the conflict; low lying areas are expected to flood throughout the typhoon season which runs up to December.

  • In support of government line departments and local authorities’ response efforts, $25 million is sought to reach 128,600 people over the coming six months until the end of March 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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