Thematic Protection Bulletin | Closing The Gaps | Strengthening Community-Based Capacities in Response to the Marawi Humanitarian Crisis (2nd Edition)
• As of 16 October 2017, a total of twenty-two (22) CB-ECs remain active, from a cumulative total of 25 verified CB-ECs.
• Eleven of these CB-ECs are found scattered around Iligan City, four are in Pantar, one is in Balo-i, one is in Kauswagan, and five are in Sultan Naga Dimaporo.
• Both government and non-government humanitarian actors, as well as protection partners have taken cognizance of these CB-ECs and have responded to the sector gaps present therein, providing humanitarian assistance that is appropriate to the status of IDPs in CB-ECs as a sub-category of home-based IDPs.
• However, as experienced by those who are categorized as “home-based” IDPs, and based on protection monitoring done by UNHCR and protection partners, IDPs in CB-ECs complain that they receive far less humanitarian assistance compared to IDPs in evacuation centers. It was also monitored in several locations that the last humanitarian assistance that they have received was more than a month to more than two months ago.