As a response to the displacements caused by Typhoon Odette, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) deployed the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme in Regions VII, VIII, and Caraga, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Offices.
Armed conflict erupted on 18 March 2021, between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
The following document is a compilation of site profiles produced following the assessment of main needs and vulnerabilities in Region III after Typhoon Mangkhut (locally know as Typhoon Ompong) hit the Philippines.
In response to the displacements caused by the Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) that hit the northern Philippines on 15 September 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) deployed its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme in Regions I, II, III and the Cordillera Admini
During the reporting period DTM identified 3,463 displaced families (15,994 individuals).
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.