During the reporting period, DTM recorded a total of six displacement sites and 1,482 IDPs (302 households). Mostly because of a drop in temperatures and the relatively elevated location of the sites, there has been a 35% decrease in IDPs (2,501 individuals or 545 families) since the last round.
From mid-September through to 20 November 2015, the DTM team identified and visited 140 potential displacement sites across the affected districts.
In close coordination with the local government units and the DSWD, IOM Cotabato conducted an assessment mission on 17 September in Tandag City Sports Center where 2,886 IDPs remain displaced.
About 90% of the IDPs belong to the Manobo ethnic group. This necessitates culturally appropriate interventions that respect the IP’s identity and culture. Tandag site has the most number of persons with special vulnerabilities.
In the UNHCR’s latest assessment in Talaingod and Kapalong, the IDPs revealed a legitimate fear not to return to their communities due to insecurity and presence of armed troops.
During the reporting period DTM recorded a total of six displacement sites and 3,983 IDPs (947 households). The site with the highest number of IDPs is ‘Carson Church Camp’ with 1,781 individuals.
147 potential displacement sites across the affected districts were identified in Round 4 assessments. Of these, 120 were active and hosting 20 households or more in camp-like settings. These 120 sites were hosting an estimated 11,703 households (58,689 people).
Heavy seasonal rains caused flooding in Rakhine State and other parts of the country at the end of June 2015. In addition, early on 30 July 2015, a cyclonic storm named as Komen impacted much of Myanmar with torrential rains, causing widespread flooding.
286 potential displacement sites across the affected districts were identified in Round 3 assessments. Of these, 107 were closed, 75 were hosting fewer than 20 households or dispersed next to their homes and were therefore not included in the assessments.