On 23 October, the Government of the Philippines announced the end of combat operations in Marawi City against local non-state armed groups that had occupied the city since conflict erupted five months earlier. While martial law remains in place across Mindanao at least until the end of 2017, local authorities, under the national government’s Task Force Bangon Marawi, have focused their attention on the organized return of the displaced population to their places of origin.
In support of the Humanitarian Country Team’s (HCT) earthquake contingency plan, the Community of Practice (CoP) on Community Engagement conducted a series of pre-crisis information mapping surveys and consultations in 10 selected barangays.
This took place from May to July 2017 and covered the cities of Quezon, Valenzuela, Marikina, Pasig,
Malabon and Manila.
Background on the Crisis
Fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and local non-state armed actors, including members of the Maute Group, that began on 23 May 2017 in Marawi city in Lanao del Sur province, forced nearly 360,000 people – primarily Maranaos – to flee. President Rodrigo Duterte immediately declared a 60-day period of martial law for the entire Mindanao island, which was extended until 31 December two months later.
(Manila, 6 November 2014)
Marking the first anniversary of super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) the Humanitarian Country Team and the United Nations Country Team and their partners in the Philippines take the opportunity to remember all those who lost their lives and to acknowledge the extraordinary resilience of the Filipino people.
In close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). This is the final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR) and it evaluates the quality and quantity of the response from 9 November 2013 to 31 August 2014 against the objectives of the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).
We list key achievements of the SRP as the following:
•3.7 million people reached with food assistance
788 million ($US) Required
58% of total requirement
461 million ($US) Received
Source: Financial Tracking Service (FTS)
Key achievements toward strategic objectives prior to 30 April 2014
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.
March 2014—November 2014
With relief activities phasing out by the end of May, there are still large numbers of vulnerable people dependent on humanitarian assistance. With the longer-term recovery programmes of the Governement yet to start, there is a significant risk of a resurgence of acute humanitarian needs unless immediate action is taken to fill the gap in restarting livelihoods and the delivery of basic social services until Government recovery programmes kick in.
Key achievements towards strategic objectives until 31 Jan
• Immediate food assistance provided to more than 3.2 million affected people
• More than 75,000 boys and girls received blanket supplementary feeding
• 413,000 people reached with cash assistance
• Provision of emergency shelter assistance to 432,000 households
• Initial livelihood support intervention to 80,000 households with rice seed input packages
• 38,000 affected workers engaged in restoration of public and economic infrastructure through cash for work
Goal: Communities and local governments recover from the disaster, build back safer, and avoid relapses while strengthening resilience.
The Strategic Response Plan is designed to support the Government of the Philippines’ response to the immediate humanitarian needs of the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and complements the Government’s Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda.
(12 November 2013 OCHA)
On the morning of 8 November, category 5 Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) made a direct hit on the Philippines, a densely populated country of 92 million people, devastating areas in 36 provinces.
(Manila, 8 November 2013): The United Nations in the Philippines and its partners are supporting the Government in assessing the damage currently being caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The super typhoon made landfall in Guiuan on Samar Island at 4.30 a.m. and is currently making its way across the country.
This document outlines the humanitarian community’s response to the needs arising from the earthquake that struck Bohol. It was issued by the Philippine Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with partners. Figures are current to 23 October 2013.
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol province in central Philippines on 15 October 2013.
Over 344,300 people are displaced with 80 per cent living in makeshift shelters built in open spaces near their damaged homes.
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.
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.
Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, hit the east coast of Mindanao in the south of the Philippines in the early hours of December 4. It was the 16th and most powerful typhoon in the Philippines and the deadliest in the world in 2012. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), it affected 6.2 million people and left 1,067 people dead, more than 800 people missing, and close to a million people displaced. More than 216,000 houses were damaged, and key public infrastructure and vast tracts of agricultural land decimated.