Survey Snapshot: Freedom of Movement
A large number of the displaced population have left behind identity documents while forced to flee the fighting in Marawi City.
Loss of identity documents in the course of displacement tends to heighten protection risks including difficulties in accessing public services, such as education and health care, livelihood opportunities, limits to freedom of movement and heightened risk of harassment, exploitation or arbitrary arrest and detention. Lack of documentation also risks curtailing the ability to voluntarily opt for available durable solutions after displacement.
A portion of the displaced population opted not to acquire birth and other civil registration documents for political reasons prior to displacement, and as a result, do not possess identity documents which will help ensure freedom of movement and allow them to access basic public and social services.