Philippines Asia and the Pacific

Round 1
Jan 31 2022
IDP Population

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) was first rolled out in the Philippines in 2009 following Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) and has since been used to support response efforts to major emergencies in the country including Typhoons Washi (Sendong), Bopha (Pablo), Haiyan (Yolanda), Bohol Earthquake and the Zamboanga and Marawi Crises. IOM Philippines has been promoting the adoption of the system by government partners both at national and local levels.

The Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has agreed to use the DTM site assessment tool to monitor the needs of the displaced populations in evacuation centres and other displacement settings. In addition, the DSWD has piloted the DTM Biometric Registration and Verification (BRaVe) system as a preparedness measure to register vulnerable families in hazard-prone communities and is considering using the system for its other programmes.