Protracted Displacement

Protection Cluster co-lead, UNHCR (Cotabato), with cluster members has been addressing prolonged and multiple displacement incidents in Mindanao since 2010. These displacement incidents which are mostly caused by armed conflict and clan feud involved internally displaced persons or IDPs who fled their homes many times and for longer durations. As of June 2015, Protection Cluster partners in Mindanao reported around 860,000 persons were displaced since January 2012. Of this figure, almost a quarter (21% or 187,000) remain displaced to date mostly in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. These IDPs are among the poorest of the poor mostly belonging to minority groups who are often unrepresented and whose voices are left unheard. The plight of these IDPs is being exacerbated with their prolonged stay in either spontaneous camps, established evacuation centers or with host families. Their protection is at risk as they continue to struggle in a vulnerable environment where access to basic services is inadequate i.e. temporary shelters are in most cases in decrepit state, source of livelihood is absent, children’s education is interrupted, women’s privacy is lacking, and most of all safety and security is uncertain. Their desire to go home to end their displacement has always been highlighted and UNHCR in Mindanao together with cluster partners has been working to ensure that these IDPs either return the soonest to their habitual residences in a safe and dignified manner or if security does not permit that in the immediate future, they be reintegrated to local communities with adequate services made available.

Armed confrontations and displacement in Marawi City, Issue no. 2
Armed confrontations and displacement in Marawi City, Issue no. 1
IDP Protection Assessment Report, AFP vs Maute Group in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur Issue no. 2
IDP Protection Assessment Report, AFP vs Maute Group in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur Issue no. 1
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, March 2017
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, February 2017
IDP Protection Assessment Report, Laak, Compostela Valley Armed Conflict Issue no. 1
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, December 2016 – January 2017
IDP Protection Assessment Report, Manay, Davao Oriental Armed Conflict Issue no. 1
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, November 2016
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, October 2016
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, September 2016
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, August 2016
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, July 2016
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, June 2016
IDP Protection Assessment Report Butig Displacement, Issue no. 03
IDP Protection Assessment Report, Matalam Clan Feud, Issue no. 01
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, May 2016
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, April 2016
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, March 2016
IDP Protection Assessment Report, Pikit Clan Feud, Issue 02
IDP Protection Assessment Report, Al Barka Conflict, Issue no. 01
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, February 2016
IDP Protection Assessment Report Butig Armed Conflict, Issue No. 02
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, January 2016
2015 Mindanao, Philippines Forced Displacement Report
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard November 2015
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard October 2015
September 2015 Displacement Dashboard
Update of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) under threat in Mindanao
Indigenous Peoples (IPs) under threat in Mindanao
August 2015 Displacement Dashboard
Maguindanao Displacement
Mindanao Displacement Dashboard July 2015
Bukidnon IP Rights and Protection Risks
Sabah Forced Returnees in Mindanao
Wao Clan Feud Crisis
2015 Mid-Year Displacement Dashboard
Eastern Mindanao Incidents