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Internal Displacement Update, Issue 8: 15 December 2016 - 11 January 2017

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The Philippines

AFFECTED AREAS

Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT

Disaster (Storm)

FIGURES

More than 2.5 million new displacements between 24 December and 11 January

CONTEXT
Approximately 488,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated before typhoon Nock-Ten (local name, Nina) made landfall on 25 December as a category three storm. Several areas declared a state of calamity (NDRRMC, 2 January 2017). Nok-Ten displaced 583,000 families or 2.5 million people. As of 13 January, 116 families or nearly 800 people were still staying in 16 evacuation centres, while everyone who took refuge with friends or family had returned home (DROMIC, 13 January 2017).