On a recent mission to Zamboanga, IDMC’s regional analyst visited some of the camps hosting nearly half of the 64,000 people who remain displaced following heavy fighting between the government and a Muslim rebel group last September.
Examining displacement post-Haiyan, IDMC challenges the common assumption that when people are displaced by disasters, their situation is temporary.
The Philippines and rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal that may have dividends for IDPs in Mindanao.
IDPs in Philippines move out of the worst-affected areas in response to deteriorating conditions, insecurity and lack of access to shelter, food and other life-saving assistance.
An estimated 4.4 million people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, IDMC calls for planning that will support sustainable recovery and mitigate against further disaster.
IDMC’s latest report highlights the plight of a Mindanao’s indigenous people, the Lumads, currently living in the shadows in the Philippines.
In this statement, IDMC expresses disappointment about the vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines
IDMC applauds the Philippine government for approving a landmark piece of legislation that will protect the rights of millions of people living in or at-risk of displacement