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Expert opinion | 04 July 2014

Death in displacement: Why the Philippine government must allow Zamboanga’s IDPs to go back home

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.

 

Expert opinion | 27 May 2014

Challenging the picture of disaster-induced displacement: the evolving reality post-Typhoon Haiyan

Examining displacement post-Haiyan, IDMC challenges the common assumption that when people are displaced by disasters, their situation is temporary.

 

Expert opinion | 02 April 2014

Can Mindanao’s new peace agreement help end displacement?

The Philippines and rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal that may have dividends for IDPs in Mindanao.

 

Expert opinion | 19 November 2013

Increasing movement of IDPs out of areas worst affected by Haiyan as displacement figures rise to over 4.4 million

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.

 

Expert opinion | 13 November 2013

1 in 10 Filipinos affected by Haiyan, as picture of mass displacement emerges

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.

 

Expert opinion | 09 August 2013

“Ripped from their homes and ancestral lands” – addressing the plight of the Philippines’ largest ethnic group

IDMC’s latest report highlights the plight of a Mindanao’s indigenous people, the Lumads, currently living in the shadows in the Philippines.

 

Expert opinion | 14 June 2013

A bend in the road is not the end of the road: Philippines President vetoes IDP Act

In this statement, IDMC expresses disappointment about the vetoing of the Rights of the IDP Act of 2013 by the President of the Philippines

 

Expert opinion | 05 February 2013

IDMC lauds the Philippines for landmark bill on human rights

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

 

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