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04 May 2018 description


• A year following the Marawi conflict, displaced families and those who have recently returned need continued humanitarian assistance.

• The Philippines updates its guidelines for international humanitarian assistance, which includes policies to facilitate international assistance to complement Government-led humanitarian response and recovery efforts.

• The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) introduces a new gender and age inclusive tool for humanitarian response.

03 Apr 2018 description


  • The Government of the Philippines and international humanitarian organizations exercise their response plans for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila.

  • Effective local leadership and inclusive partnerships are key to a successful response to the Mayon volcano eruption.

  • Food, protection and livelihoods are among the top unmet needs facing returnees and people still displaced by the Marawi conflict.


Marawi Conflict

01 Mar 2018 description


• Humanitarian needs continue for both returnees and those displaced by the Marawi conflict.

• Alert level-4 remains over Mayon Volcano. Albay communities within the volcano's danger zone face indefinite displacement, severely affecting their food security, agriculture crops, and livelihood.

• Philippine delegates from the Office of Civil Defense, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the private sector attended the Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week to share expertise on responding to natural disasters and preparedness.

02 Feb 2018 description


• Mayon Volcano continues to show high levels of unrest. Local authorities have evacuated over 82,000 people to safety and have requested the Humanitarian Country Team to assist with addressing priority needs and issues.

• Severe Tropical Storm Tembin affected over 797,000 people in northeastern Mindanao, including those who were displaced by the Marawi conflict.

• A United Nations emergency response grant programme for Marawi has been completed successfully.

15 Dec 2017 description


  • Thousands of IDPs are gradually returning to some areas of Marawi City and surrounding municipalities. Humanitarian needs of the affected population remain and will continue well into the new year.

  • Non-governmental organizations who were displaced by the Marawi conflict reopen their field offices and continue operations.

  • Marawi humanitarian actors participate in a Gender in Humanitarian Action training in Iligan City.

27 Oct 2017 description


• The Government declares an end to the conflict in Marawi as humanitarian needs continue and planning for return begins.

• ASEAN humanitarian partners and government agencies convene for a workshop to develop a regional contingency plan for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Manila.

• The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, together with partners supported an ASEAN symposium on humanitarian response.

05 Oct 2017 description


  • As the conflict continues in Marawi, authorities and humanitarian actors find ways to sustain support to those displaced.

  • The delivery of activities funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) reaches its midpoint and recipient agencies share learnings, challenges and next steps.

  • The Humanitarian Country Team's emergency response clusters hold a workshop to discuss key responsibilities and solutions for a mediumscale typhoon emergency.

31 Aug 2017 description


  • As the Government begins to plan for recovery and rehabilitation, humanitarian needs of those displaced by the Marawi conflict continue.

  • The needs of Marawi IDPs with disabilities have been overlooked, especially in evacuation centres, which lack accessibility features, and the availability of specialized health services and rehabilitation is scarce.

  • UN organizations access emergency response funding to assist in the health and WASH concerns of Marawi IDPs.

02 Aug 2017 description


  • Nearly 360,000 remain displaced by the Marawi conflict as government shifts from response to rehabilitation and recovery.

  • Displaced communities in Marawi convey their need for more information on their return and to be included in plans for recovery.

  • The Philippines continues to increase its capacity in urban search and rescue and to have a team classified under international standards.

03 Jul 2017 description


• Over 350,000 are displaced as the conflict in Marawi City continues. Sustained humanitarian assistance is needed as evacuation centres are filled to capacity and host communities' resources are stretched.

• A global study on protracted internal displacement is launched in light of alarming trends and the need for more effective responses.

• Cyclone vulnerability maps of the Philippines are being developed with a genderbased focus.

01 Jun 2017 description

In this issue

Marawi humanitarian crisis P.1

Sabah deportees in Tawi-Tawi P.2

Reproductive health in emergencies P.4

Philippines-US Disaster response simulation P.6


• Conflict in Marawi City continues, with over 100,000 displaced as they flee to nearby provinces. Martial law has been declared in Mindanao.

• Sabah deportees repatriated to the Mindanao island provinces of Tawi-Tawi, Basilan and Sulu find education and livelihood options are limited.

04 May 2017 description


• Displacement in the Mindanao island provinces of Sulu and Basilan continue.
Local authorities and humanitarian actors tackle challenges of repeated displacement due to conflict and seek permanent solutions.

• The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines, Mr. Ola Almgren highlighted the importance of coordinating humanitarian and development assistance during his visit to Mindanao.

03 Apr 2017 description


• Over 1,800 children were formally disengaged from the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces and Bangsamoro Islamic Women Auxiliary Brigade in a landmark agreement between the armed groups and the United Nations in the Philippines.

• The Community of Practice on Community Engagement puts the Rapid Information Communication Accountability Assessment (RICAA) tool into practice in Antequerra, Bohol.

02 Mar 2017 description


  • A 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Surigao displaces thousands of families and causes destruction to homes, schools and infrastructure.

  • Over 29,000 people are still displaced in Mindanao due to flooding. Heavy rains combined with rivers clogged with water hyacinth heightens the risk.

  • Conflict in Butig, Lanao del Sur continues, with armed groups recruiting more youth as dissatisfaction with the peace process grows.

02 Feb 2017 description


• Typhoon Nock-Ten-affected regions sustain heavy damage to agriculture and infrastructure as humanitarian actors find ways to further assist government recovery efforts.

• A Catanduanes community finds that preparedness and evacuation measures can achieve zero casualties.

• FAO augments government assistance to Typhoon Sarika and Haima-affected farmers.

• Flash flooding displaces thousands in Mindanao and Visayas.

• An inclusive dialogue with stakeholders ensures a safe and dignified return for Lumads in Mindanao.

13 Dec 2016 description


• The Indigenous community continue to undergo protracted displacement in Mindanao, where they lack access to basic social services.

• Skills training in Zamboanga City support peacebuilding efforts and help families displaced by the 2013 conflict.

• Typhoon Haima affected regions have shifted from emergency response to recovery, with housing, infrastructure and agricultural damage being one of the major concerns.


Typhoon Haima

# of displaced persons* 2,376,723

04 Nov 2016 description


• Assessments reports from far-flung areas affected by Typhoon Haima continue to come in, with some municipalities incurring damage to 100 per cent of homes.

• The work of local NGO partners on the ground in the Mindanao island provinces are vital to international humanitarian organizations who have little or no access to the area.

• Following the World Humanitarian Summit pledge of the Philippines to pass the IDP bill, House Bill 222 moves along Congress while a new Special Rapporteur for IDPs from the Philippines is appointed.

28 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 25 to 28 October 2016. This is the last situation report for Typhoon Haima, unless unforeseen developments occur. For more information on the Philippines, go to http://www.unocha.org/philippines or https://reliefweb.int/disaster/tc-2016-000110-phl, or read the Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin.

25 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 23 to 25 October 2016. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October.


  • The Government’s Response pillar downgraded to “blue” alert on 23 October, with national agencies directly coordinating continuing relief activities.

  • There are currently 57 evacuation centres hosting over 5,000 people.

23 Oct 2016 description
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• About 68 per cent of the 148,000 still displaced by Typhoon Haima are in Region II.

• There are still 36,000 people in evacuation centres and another 112,000 people who are home-based.

• The number of damaged or destroyed houses has risen in excess of 46,000.

• Damages to agriculture and fishing have exceeded PhP646 million (US$14 million) in Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) and Region I • The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has formally declined the Humanitarian Coordinator’s offer of assistance.